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Applying to University

Applying to University with DLD College London

UCAS application preparation

Director of UCAS: Moira Matthews (moira.matthews@dld.org)

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the main route by which students can apply to study in UK higher education

DLD is proud to have an extremely high entry rate to universities each year, placing students at prestigious institutions in an incredibly wide range of disciplines.

This is proof that students and academic endorsements from DLD are unanimously respected and are greeted with high expectations. Our Personal Tutor system ensures that applicants are known well by their referees, who are able to guide them in making appropriate choices of course and institution.

Personal Tutors and Subject Tutors offer advice on how students can enhance their academic and extra-curricular profiles; this is necessary in order to compose a unique and impressive Personal Statement.

Throughout the academic year we provide a series of presentations which guide students through the process of completing the online form, and prepare them for the possibility of academic interviews by admissions tutors.

In addition, presentations are provided on broader themes to introduce students to the wider cultural and historical knowledge that will be expected of them at university.

Russell Group and Oxbridge applicants

Director of UCAS: Moira Matthews (moira.matthews@dld.org)

The Russell Group is a consortium of the UK’s most powerful research universities, among the most prestigious and respected in the world.

A large proportion of DLD students secure places in the Russell Group (including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) each academic year. The Russell Group Programme offers presentations providing university-level scholarship by current staff and visitors to high-achieving students with aspirations to study particular academic disciplines.

In addition, we provide a tailored schedule of practice sessions in the autumn term to prepare Russell Group applicants for the challenging admissions interviews which take place in December and the Spring term.

Documents and links:

Official UCAS application site.
Official Unistats statistics website.
Official Russell Group website.
Opendays.com website – the university and college open day directory.
Parents’ Guide to University League Tables from The Guardian newspaper.

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