Higher Education here we come! 

It’s almost time for our Lower Sixth students to start making decisions about the next stage of their educational journey beyond Downe House.

25 June 2019

To inform and assist them at this key stage of their lives, the Higher Education Department organised an Applications Day to guide them through the process of choosing courses and universities, the UCAS system and to give the girls an opportunity to talk to representatives from a selection of UK universities. 

Lower Sixth girl, Risa Cooper reports, 

Whilst the prospect of university is somewhat daunting and quite alien to us all, the day turned out to be very reassuring and informative. We learnt about all the different aspects of university applications including Personal Statements, the UCAS APPLY system and accessing help when choosing courses and universities.  

Lower Sixth students also had an opportunity to ask questions from members of the Higher Education team and every query was answered patiently and with understanding. There were also specific workshops for Creative and Overseas applicants so that all girls received highly personalised and supportive information.  

In the afternoon, we all took part in the University Carousel and we could each choose two talks to attend from a choice of seven universities. There was a talk from Imperial College about studying in London, a talk from Durham University about the Collegiate System and a talk from Exeter University about what it is like to study there. In addition, talks by Nottingham, Birmingham, UAL and Leeds universities were on offer.  

Overall, the day was informative and reassuring and now I feel enthusiastic and excited about the next chapter in my education. The day really gave me the confidence to try and achieve my goals.” 

Find out more about how the Higher Education Department supports girls 

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