Choosing your university seems like a huge decision… and it is! But it’s not something to be scared of – it’s an opportunity to actively shape your future and set yourself up for some of the most enjoyable years of your life.

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Going to Open Days is a very important part of finding out what University is best for you. Obviously you can look through the University prospectus, but for you to really know what to expect and whether you actually like it or not, it’s best to visit!

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UCAS applications can be complicated, and the personal statement can really feel like the cherry on the cake. To help you – and stop you making some of the mistakes I did, I have shared some useful tips on how to pull-off your personal statement – because it is possible to strike a balance between personal and pretentious, while avoiding the downright pointless!

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Typically, there are 2 types of people that take a gap year or ‘a year out’.
Type A: has just arrived home from an amazing ‘gap yah’ (in true Matt Lacey fashion – if you’re not sure what I mean, watch this video). Type A has been busy taking selfies next to the Eiffel Tower, …

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