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How to Write a UCAS Undergraduate UK Personal Statement – Part 2

How to Write a UCAS Undergraduate UK Personal Statement – Part 2

The personal statement is one of the most crucial parts of your undergraduate application to UK colleges. This 4,000 character document enables the admissions team to gain a deeper understanding of who you are as a person while giving them an insight into your academic prowess, skills and experiences. Tips for Writing a Personal Statement […]

How to Write a UCAS Undergraduate UK Personal Statement – Part 1

Students who are applying for an undergraduate degree in the UK do so through a centralised portal called Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). In addition to academic transcripts for grade 11, predicted grades, university choices and a letter of recommendation (LOR), students are also required to submit a personal statement. What is a Personal […]

How to Prepare for Traditional Medical Interviews in the UK

How to Prepare for Traditional Medical Interviews in the UK | The Red Pen

As a prospective medical or dentistry student in the UK, you will be asked to participate in an interview as part of the application process. But what does it consist of and how to prepare for medical interviews in the UK? Do you need to know complex terminology already? Is there a book that you […]

Studying Medicine in Global Destinations: Medical Education in the UK

Studying Medicine in Global Destinations: Medical Education in the UK | The Red Pen

4th in a 4-part series about global medical education The UK has recently become a popular destination for students looking to study medicine abroad, allowing you to directly apply for medicine at the undergraduate level; right after grade 12. Completing your medical education in the UK usually requires seven or eight years of studies and […]

Studying Medicine in Global Destinations: Medical Education across Europe

Studying Medicine in Global Destinations: Medical Education across Europe | The Red Pen

2nd in a 4-part series about global medical education In this article, we coverundergraduate medical education in some European countries apart from the UK. Each country has its own system, which is often regulated by its government, making the medical education landscape complicated to navigate. Read on to know more about medical education in some […]

Deferred From US Early Applications? What to Do Now?

Early admission results are in! And for those of you who have received a letter stating that you have been deferred, don’t worry. Being deferred isn’t a straight out rejection; it simply means that your application will be reconsidered in the regular decision round and you will get a final decision by April. Why do […]

Letters of Recommendation: Leave Nothing to Chance

Letters of Recommendation: Leave Nothing to Chance | The Red Pen

As you prepare your applications to study abroad–whether bachelor’s, master’s or MBA–you are likely focused on your personal essays, college selection and standardised testing. Each of these is an extremely important part of the application process and should not be overlooked. However, another critical aspect of your application will be the letter of recommendation (LOR). […]

Should I Use American English or British English When Applying to University?

Should I Use American English or British English When Applying to University? | The Red Pen

The English language curriculum set by the Indian boards has evolved over time, differing from the curriculum in international schooling systems such as the US or the UK–upon which the Indian curriculum was originally modelled. Differences in American English, British English and Indian English cover spelling, usage of active/passive voice and specific expressions and idioms. […]