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Class of 2020, story so far…

And here we go… we’ve sent off three UK applications since Wednesday and the waiting game begins. Let us continue to cheer our Year 13 students from the sidelines as they start sending their University Applications. More UK Personal Statements and US Common Application Essays are coming our way; drafting and proof-reading are still going on and some are still drawing inspiration to start their write-up. Others are still finalising their University list and a few of them are still exploring other options such as taking a Gap year or vocational courses.

2 October 12.40 – 1.20pm Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

It is the 13th largest university in the UK (out of 167) with 29,370 students split over four different campuses. The university has three campuses: City Campus, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst. The university has “one of the best employability records of any universit in England ans Wales”. It maintains close ties to over 6,000 businesses and 94% of students’ progress to full-time employment or further education with six months of graduating.

The talk will be held in Humanities 6, E


3 October 12.40 – 1.20pm Wabash College, Depaul University, UC Davis, UC Berkely

Wabash College, USA
A private men’s liberal arts college in Crawfordsville, Indiana with 882 students. Following a liberal arts curriculum, the College provides undergratuate instruction in three academic divisions and offers 39 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, with dual degree programmes in engineering and accounting, and pre-professional programmes in law and medicine. In 2019 Wabash ranked joint 56th best liberal arts college in the annual U.S. News & World Report.


DePaul University, USA
A private, Roman Catholic university in Chicago, Illinois. DePaul’s two campuses are located in Lincoln Park and the Loop. The Lincoln Park Campus is home to the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Science and Health, and Education. It also houses the School of Music, the Theatre School, and the John T. Richardson Library. The Loop campus houses the Colleges of Communication, Computing and Digital Media, and Law, as well as the School of Public Service and the School for New Learning. It is also home to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, which is part of the nationally ranked Driehaus College of Business, the tenth oldest business school in the nation.


University of California, Davis, USA
It is part of the University of California system and has the third-largest enrollment in the system after UCLA and UC Berkely. UC Davis is considered to be a “Public Ivy”. In its 2020 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis the 11th-best public university in the United States, 39th nationally and 60th globally. Admission to UC Davis is rated as “more selective” by U.S. News & World Report. 


University of California, Berkeley, USA
It serves as the flagship campus of the ten campuses of the University of California. For 2018–19, UC Berkeley ranks 5th internationally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 28th in the QS World University Rankings, 15th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 4th in the U.S. News & World Report Global University Rankings. Berkeley has been consistently cited as one of the six most prestigious universities in the world by Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

The talk will be held in the Multi-purpose Room 1, Ground Level, El Nido Building.


The SAT is a selection of optional external tests that many colleges in the USA require for admission consideration. Please speak with us about the suitability of this exam set before you sign up.

Registration deadline for 2 November test is on 3 October. Please remember to register as early as possible as the BSM testing centre fills up quickly.

Do not forget to register for SATs at

Remember to be early, by 7.30am, for the SAT. Remember to bring the following materials when you test:

  • Admission ticket which you print from your SAT registration console
  • Your school ID, which will be used to properly identify you as the test taker
  • Two number 2 pencils
  • Calculator and/or backup calculator


John Macrow and Quennie Yang
Careers and Higher Education Advisers and



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