Encouraging and Supporting Oxbridge and other Competitive University Applications | Lighthouse Professional Development

Encouraging and Supporting Oxbridge and other Competitive University Applications

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This course will cover the practicalities of Oxbridge and other Competitive University Applications: Medicine, Law, Veterinary Science and Dentistry. Advice will be given about all stages of the preparation process: enrichment activities, the application, writing effective personal statements, writing references which meet the expectations of universities, supporting and preparing students for interview. Delegates will leave with a set of ready to use PowerPoint presentations which covers the whole of the process and can be used with students and teachers.

Aims of the course are to:

• Communicate a secure knowledge of the practicalities of Oxbridge and other competitive applications

• Equip delegates to improve their own provision by providing ready to use resources

• Meet the needs of those new to supporting students with competitive applications but also offer new strategies to those familiar with the process

Who should attend?

Sixth Form Tutors, Heads of Sixth Form, Careers Tutors and UCAS Advisors in Colleges.

9:30Arrival, registration and coffee13:00Restaurant Lunch
How Oxford and Cambridge Work: Structures and Selection Overcoming Myths and Stereotypes
The Personal Statement
Interview Videos
Interview Preparation: Supporting Interview Candidates

Reference Writing Tips:
Sharing Practice and Discussion 
11:15Coffee15:30Evaluation and close of course

Applying for Medicine, Vet Science, Dentistry, Law

Guiding students towards Supra-Curricular activities


Stephen T

Stephen has been responsible for UCAS, including Oxbridge, at a comprehensive school. He was an Open University Tutor in Education for 14 years and Editor of ‘Social Science Teacher’, the journal of the Association for the Teaching of Social Sciences for eight years. He has delivered INSET training on preparing students for competitive courses and university application to Higher Education Co-ordinators and Heads of Sixth Form at national conferences, as well as providing INSET for teachers and students in their institutions.

Stephen has written regularly for the Times Educational Supplement and other publications. His books include Supporting Applicants for Competitive Degrees, Supporting Applicants to Oxford and Cambridge, AS Critical Thinking, 50 Presentations for Post-16 Students, Developing Outstanding Personal Statements: 25 Subject Specific Guides, Develop a Growth Mindset: Complete Powerpoint Scheme (2015) and HE Applications: Complete Powerpoint Scheme (2015).

Suitable for: 
Senior/Secondary, Special Schools, Post 16/FE Colleges
Scheduled Events, In-school Training

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