Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    I'm in Year 11 going towards Sixth form (hopefully) and from what I have heard people have told me that I have to apply for a university this year (2018) but I don't know what I want to do and which uni I want to go to.

    Need advice and help?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    I'm bad with the English system, but sixth form is two years right? Which would mean you wouldn't start university until Sept/Oct 2020. If so you would apply autumn/winter 2019.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sinfonietta)
    I'm bad with the English system, but sixth form is two years right? Which would mean you wouldn't start university until Sept/Oct 2020. If so you would apply autumn/winter 2019.
    Yes, it is 2 years. Oh okay, but should I start writing my personal statement since it is apparently supposed to be long.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GCSE_18)
    Yes, it is 2 years. Oh okay, but should I start writing my personal statement since it is apparently supposed to be long.
    There's no need to start this early and it's actually not very long: 47 lines / 4,000 characters. You'll most likely hit the line limit before writing that many characters. I've gone through UCAS twice receiving 9 offers in total (10 if we include clearing ) and spent no more than a week on my personal statement each time.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GCSE_18)
    Yes, it is 2 years. Oh okay, but should I start writing my personal statement since it is apparently supposed to be long.
    No. Everyone's personal statement is the same length, as it's limited by characters/words/lines in order to make it fair.

    Even if you know already what you want to study at university and why, it's likely that both you and the content of your PS will change in the next 18 months. You will be better equipped to write it near the time, because you'll have done more stuff to talk about and you'll ideally be a better writer – whether through your studies or because your teachers will prepare you for UCAS applications.
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    Far too early! You're in year 11 and will probably change your mind by the start of year 13, which is when you can apply.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I wouldn't start the application yet, that's something probably best left to when your actually in sixth form, however I would start considering where you would like to go, obviously your GCSEs will dictate this slightly, but start a draft list of where interests you so that you can start going to open days, most Unis will have an open day early next (Academic) year so you can start to get a real feel for the Universities you like.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sinfonietta)
    There's no need to start this early and it's actually not very long: 47 lines / 4,000 characters. You'll most likely hit the line limit before writing that many characters. I've gone through UCAS twice receiving 9 offers in total (10 if we include clearing ) and spent no more than a week on my personal statement each time.
    Lol, wow okay so you think that it should not trouble me for now.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Greatleysteg)
    No. Everyone's personal statement is the same length, as it's limited by characters/words/lines in order to make it fair.

    Even if you know already what you want to study at university and why, it's likely that both you and the content of your PS will change in the next 18 months. You will be better equipped to write it near the time, because you'll have done more stuff to talk about and you'll ideally be a better writer – whether through your studies or because your teachers will prepare you for UCAS applications.
    Oh okay thank youuuu.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Far too early! You're in year 11 and will probably change your mind by the start of year 13, which is when you can apply.
    Yes, very true thank you too.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by JaguarLover101)
    I wouldn't start the application yet, that's something probably best left to when your actually in sixth form, however I would start considering where you would like to go, obviously your GCSEs will dictate this slightly, but start a draft list of where interests you so that you can start going to open days, most Unis will have an open day early next (Academic) year so you can start to get a real feel for the Universities you like.
    So a list for now should be good? Thank you
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Your idea of what you want to study may change after being exposed to something new or being inspired by something so it's best to leave it for now. Though it's good that you're thinking ahead but with something like this it's best to give it as much as time as possible as your interests may completely change.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Too early to start writing. Just the right time to do interesting things that will support the content of your application.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anagogic)
    Your idea of what you want to study may change after being exposed to something new or being inspired by something so it's best to leave it for now. Though it's good that you're thinking ahead but with something like this it's best to give it as much as time as possible as your interests may completely change.
    Thank you for your advice x
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    Too early to start writing. Just the right time to do interesting things that will support the content of your application.
    Okay yes, I will do that.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GCSE_18)
    I'm in Year 11 going towards Sixth form (hopefully) and from what I have heard people have told me that I have to apply for a university this year (2018) but I don't know what I want to do and which uni I want to go to.

    Need advice and help?
    No you don't need to do UCAS until your final year at college you need to go to open days and thing first the Uni need your predicted A-level grades to decide weather to make you an offer or reject you.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    Too early to start writing. Just the right time to do interesting things that will support the content of your application.
    Also it's never too early to start thinking about what cities you like. When you do come to apply don't get bogged down by the league tables you could be in the best university in the world but if you don't like where you are you won't last
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: March 3, 2018
Poll
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.