Do you want to apply for an art and design course in the UK this year? The UCAS application deadline is imminent and as many students are aware, competition is stiff. Many courses only have a number of places available and despite the rise in tuition fees; it can be a struggle to get onto the university course that you want. So it is more important now than ever to make sure your application is perfect to make you stand out from the crowd. But spelling mistakes and grammatical errors won’t get you far!
Here are some top tips from the meticulous experts at www.oxbridgeediting.co.uk to ensure you secure a place on your dream course. If you are writing your UCAS application for the first time the key is to plan ahead. Rushing it at the last minute will only result in mistakes being made. You may think you can leave it to the eleventh hour and get it done in no time but by organising in advance you can avoid the risk of any typo errors.
Start the form as early as possible and by doing so you are less likely to get stressed. You also have time to let your parents read over it as well as your tutor to get constructive feedback. Your teacher may not have the time to read over it and suggest changes if you wait until the last minute, especially if every other students hands their application in at the same time. Get in their first so there is plenty of time before the deadline.
Another tip is to write a draft, leave it a couple of days and then go back to it. A fresh pair of eyes will pick up on any errors made and you may think of a more concise way to join two length sentences. Or you may think of an improved sentence structure.
Not sure where to start? Note down in bullet points everything that you want to say and then use this as your basis structure and start writing in a methodical way around this. Make sure you write down all your talents, skills and abilities. Don’t be scared of boasting about what you are good at but balance this with modesty. Do you have a weekend job that is relevant? Or have you undertaken significant experience such as teaching art at a charity group? Jot all of this down in your application and show how passionate you are about the course.