Whether you're applying to university or for a job students should be thinking how they can STAND OUT.
The best way to do this is to demonstrate that you have skills/experience over and above basic academic qualifications, this demonstrates initiative and a degree of commitment to peruse that academic or career direction.
If you missed a place this year at university..."try to broaden your experience and apply next year. Rather than just take a gap year, think about things you can do which will strengthen your CV, Admissions tutors will advise on this."
Please post your ideas for broadening/growing your skills and experience below
Shared ideas for developing your skills
Maths and Science students
Medical life science students
Social science students