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The School invited well known Post 16 expert, Peter Rawling, to assist, review and give advice to students about their personal statements.  He worked with well over 40 young people and provided invaluable support and guidance to help them to write statements that represent them well and that allows university Admissions Officers to select them for interview or offer them a place.

Here are some student views:

Having Peter here to support us for our UCAS Prep Day was such an invaluable opportunity.  It meant that I was able to get a different perspective on my personal statement. Not only did he comment on it as a whole, but he also helped to ensure that the tone of the personal statement purveyed my best qualities and strengths.  He also offered some ideas for wider viewing/reading that could be applied to my personal statement to add more depth to the experiences mentioned. This experience has given me much more confidence to complete my UCAS Personal Statement and put forward my application to OXBRIDGE.

Lidia Goontilaka

I found the Personal Statement workshop with Peter very helpful as his experience in the field provided crucial expertise and has helped me to better navigate what can be a very stressful process. He was calm and kind and gave constructive criticisms that I was able to utilise immediately in order to improve my personal statement.  This has reassured me immensely and has raised my confidence about applying for my preferred courses.

Roshni Barass