Natural Sciences in the University of Cambridge

Image Source Before you start reading about my experience, I do have a reminder. Personally, I think that some parts of my experience should be an example of what NOT to do throughout the application process, as opposed to what you SHOULD do or CAN do. CHOOSING A COURSE Many students have a problem decidingContinue reading “Natural Sciences in the University of Cambridge”

Chemical Engineering Personal Statement (Anonymous 1)

This Engineering Personal Statement was part of this student’s successful application to the University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Bath and University of Manchester for Chemical Engineering. Wastewater with high COD and BOD are the main factors in water pollution in industrial areas. My concerns about water pollution were accelerated when I saw how waste was directly drainedContinue reading “Chemical Engineering Personal Statement (Anonymous 1)”

Applying to Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (Part 2)

Physical Interview If you do not receive the interview invitation by the end of February, your application can be considered unsuccessful. The admission tutor will interview all short-listed applicants in KL within a few days in the middle of March. One of the good things about this interview is that you don’t have to payContinue reading “Applying to Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (Part 2)”

Applying to Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (Part 1)

Image Source About me Hello people! I’m Kian Woon from Johor Bahru! I’ll be heading to Imperial College London this October to read Chemical Engineering. I studied at Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar prior to studying Cambridge A-Levels at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. In 2012, I was offered the PETRONAS Scholarship to read Chemical Engineering inContinue reading “Applying to Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (Part 1)”

Biology Personal Statement

This personal statement helped her gain admissions to pursue Natural Sciences in University of Cambridge and Biology in Imperial College London. Infectious particles in blatant violation of the central dogma, propagating via a putative seeding-nucleation mechanism, in infectivity virus-like, yet in resistivity markedly dissimilar, prion proteins are fibrillary tangles of a confounding nature, arcane andContinue reading “Biology Personal Statement”

Why PPE at Oxford? How do I prepare for it?

Q: Why did you apply to read PPE? In your opinion, what are the main differences between PPE offered in Oxford and other universities? Will it be a disadvantage for me if i do not have any portfolio, volunteering experiences, as well as knowledge on philosophy and economics? A: In my opinion, Philosophy is a big partContinue reading “Why PPE at Oxford? How do I prepare for it?”

Oxford PPE Application Part 2: Interview & Tests

Read Part 1 of the story HERE In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that I am privileged: with a nurturing environment, a family that encourages independence & unpopular opinions, a mother who is an educator, and a father who talks like a politician, mixing sense and nonsense with a poker face. (I kid,Continue reading “Oxford PPE Application Part 2: Interview & Tests”

Oxford PPE Application Part 1: UCAS

I’m Weiling from Port Dickson. I did A-levels at Inti International University, Nilai, and hold a conditional offer from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, to read PPE. PPE stands for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. I think my teachers, especially, are quite dismissive when I tell them I’m going to study a subject that isn’t hard scienceContinue reading “Oxford PPE Application Part 1: UCAS”

Is AAAB sufficient for Pharmacy in the UK?

Q: I achieved AAAB in my AS Level. The three As’ are strong but I got a B in Physics since I am very weak in Physics. I am planning to pursue Pharmacy in the UK but I am worried that I will not receive offers. Should I defer to have more time to study andContinue reading “Is AAAB sufficient for Pharmacy in the UK?”

Q&A with the Cambridge Medic

What was included in the application process to your university? From what I understand, UK unis do not accept any extra materials regarding your application. Stick to what is required, but make sure you do it well! How did you write your personal statement? The most important thing to show in your PS is yourContinue reading “Q&A with the Cambridge Medic”