April 1, 2022

Helping your child secure a place at University

If your child is hoping to attend university within the next couple of years or so, you’re probably wondering what you can do as a parent to help make this dream become a reality. Lots of universities are highly competitive, particularly those that rank higher, but that doesn’t mean its out of reach for your son or daughter. Here’s some advice from a senior school in Bath that should help put you in a better position to help your child.

College student in a library reading a book

Support their Studies

 One of the most important things your child can do to secure a place at university is to achieve good grades. Its arguably the most important aspect of their application. So, check in with their teachers from time to time and try and gauge how they’re doing in school. If necessary, you could look into hiring a private tutor to help them with areas that they might be struggling with. They might just need some additional study resources to help.

Encourage Hobbies

Universities look favourably upon candidates who are able to demonstrate interests and commitments outside of the obligatory academics. With this in mind, encourage your child to pursue their hobbies, whether that be sport, music, volunteering, art or any number of other extra-curricular activities.

Boost their Confidence

 Try and find ways to boost your child’s self-esteem so that they believe in themselves. If they have an optimistic, confident mindset, success should surely manifest.

Help them with their Personal Statement

 Your child’s personal statement is a chance for them to show universities that they deserve a place there. There is a 4000-character limit, including spaces and punctuation, and the statement should be a total of 47 lines. You can help your child write this by encouraging them to think about what skills they have acquired over the years and why they would make a suitable candidate.

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