Applying to study in the UK isn’t as complicated as you might think! In this session, the British Council and a UK university admissions expert will go through every step for a successful application: research, apply, accept, register, visa, accommodation and travel. Not difficult if you follow each step at the right time.
Rebecca Denmark, Student Recruitment Manager (Europe), University of Surrey
Hi! I’m Becci and I look after European Student Recruitment for the University of Surrey, a leading university in South East England well-known for our employability opportunities. As well working extensively in Europe, I also work with our UK team and can support with questions regarding the UCAS application process and Personal Statements. I look forward to meeting you all!
Carolina Jiménez, Head of Education, British Council Spain
Carolina is head of the Education at the British Council since 2012. Before that she managed the Science and Society Team for nearly 10 years and worked in stock market and manufacturing. Graduated as a maths teacher and has a master in school management (Open University) and internet systems (Complutense). e-mail: Carolina.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are planning to apply for a master or postgraduate degree, join this session where UK universities share their top tips on what to do – and what to avoid. From how to write a statement that stands out, to what references to include and how to prepare for an interview, the session will help you prepare a successful application to your university.
Sam Twells, Regional Manager Student Recruitment (Europe), University of Cambridge
Sam studied History at Cambridge and has worked there since graduating in 2014. His first outreach position involved liaising with schools across the UK on behalf of his College, Corpus Christi. He then moved to the central Cambridge Admissions Office to deliver the University Open Days, before transferring to the International Student Recruitment team in 2018. Sam is now responsible for engaging with students, parents, counsellors and schools from across Europe.
Katerina Fegarou, Education Marketing Manager, British Council Greece
Katerina completed her tertiary education in the UK (holds a BA in Political Economy and MSc in Economics / Business Strategy). She joined the British Council Greece in 1997 and since then she has been dedicated in the promotion of the British education. Areas of her expertise are the British and Greek education markets and related policies, the provision of Trans-National education, the recognition of UK qualifications. Katerina oversees the relationship with the UK education counsellors and alumni associations in Greece.
Your personal statement is a very important part of your UCAS university entry form; it’s where you show who you are and demonstrate that your skills, experience and aspirations are suited to the course. A group of experienced school counsellors will explain how to write a stand-out statement.
Lauren Scarratt, International Officer, University of Durham
Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m the International Officer for Europe at Durham University. I studied classics initially. Before joining Durham I worked in the admissions offices of various Cambridge Colleges as the Outreach officer, and taught English in Japan for four years. Please feel free to get in touch!
Pamela O'Brien, British Council School Madrid
Pamela.Obrien@britishcouncil.org Pamela is Deputy Head, Pastoral at the British Council School. Before this role, she was Head of Secondary and previously to that Head of Early Years at the school. Her degree is in Mathematics and French and she holds a Higher Diploma in Education, an MBA and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
Completing your UCAS form for undergraduate application? Your teacher or supervisor will need to write a reference for you. What does a reference need to include? Experienced school counsellors review what needs to go into the teachers reference to make it stand out. If your school is not familiar with the UK admissions system, you will get tips to help your teacher write a good reference for you.
Lucy Hendry, Global Recruitment Officer, Oxford Brookes University
Lucy Hendry is a Global Recruitment Officer at Oxford Brookes University with a background in modern languages (BA hons French and Italian, University of Exeter). Lucy has worked in the international education sector for over 7 years, including teaching in Italy, work in the English language sector, international admissions and recruitment. She has been working in the global recruitment team at Oxford Brookes since 2018, taking responsibility for Europe and Turkey.
Kathy Angelopoulou, Deputy Coordinator in the IB Diploma Programme at CGS
Serving as Deputy Coordinator in the IB Diploma Programme for the past 12 years at CGS, one of Greece’s oldest and most prestigious independent schools, my work encompasses collaborating with the world’s leading universities, institutes and research centers and developing diverse educational projects and outreach activities. With extensive experience in preparing our students’ UK university applications and a comprehensive knowledge of the UK university landscape, I have had the pleasure to write hundreds of reference letters and helped teachers in writing their own, successfully supporting our students in their admission to a UK university.
I have also worked at the Canadian Embassy in Athens as Academic Affairs Officer and as Head of Educational Services at the International Organization for Migration in Greece. For more than 30 years, I have collaborated with people from diverse backgrounds in education, diplomacy and humanitarian services.
As part of your UK university application you will need to submit a personal statement explaining your motivations and fit for your chosen course. Watch this video to hear directly from UCAS and The University of Aberdeen about how to write a successful personal statement.