Successful University Application

Top 10 Books for Successful University Applications

Here is our top ten list for advice on University admissions. Now is the time you need to be thinking about making a University Application and where you might like to apply so we hope this list will help to make that process a little easier. Covering books for applications across the world, this is a must have list of books for all international students and parents alike.
If you are looking for Swiss university courses, be sure to check out our list here!

1) HEAP 2015: University Degree Course Offers: The Essential Guide to Winning Your Place at University

£31.50 Paperback only – Buy Here
Which is the right university and course for you?
Now in its 45th annual edition this course-listings bible has been revised and updated with all the new courses and entry requirements for 2015 entry.
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HEAP 2015 is the only independent guide which gives you all the information you need in one easy-to-use place to find the course and university of your choice.   If you know the course you want to study find out the best universities to apply for, or if you’re interested in one topic area HEAP 2015 is arranged by course so you can find similar subjects.
Each course entry includes a clear overview so you know what the course involves plus UCAS points and/or grades need to secure your place.
What’s inside?

  • Admissions information for every university
  • The UCAS university application process – what to do, when to do it and how to prepare the personal statement in the UCAS application
  • Universities and colleges admissions policies – how admissions tutors select students
  • Finance, fees and sources of help
  • Graduate destinations for each subject area

Written by Brian Heap, the UK’s leading expert on higher education, who has been helping students get into university for over 40 years. Founded in 1973, MPW, a group of independent sixth-form colleges, has one of the highest number of university placements each year of any independent school in the UK and has developed considerable expertise in the field of applications strategy.

2) Personal Statements: How to Write a UCAS Personal Statement

£14.89 Paperback & Available on Kindle for £3.99 – Buy Here
Used by many of the best schools and colleges in the UK, the beauty of this book is that it guides the reader to excellence by making a daunting process as straightforward as possible. Step-by-step, in easy stages, the book shows you what to write, how to structure your statement, how to be specific. It shows you how to make your personal statement both excellent and individual.
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The personal statement helps convince university admissions officers that an applicant should be accepted before hundreds or even thousands of others: it is a life-shaping document – a letter, job application, CV and interview all in one.
Even the very best students – not to mention teachers and parents – find this task difficult and hugely time-consuming.
This book has helped tens of thousands of students achieve their dream and gain a place on their first choice university course. Its step-by-step method leads to personal statements of the very highest quality.
The final pages of the book include a range of successful statements: all led to students receiving offers from their first choice universities.
“The essential guide to success.” – The Times
“…the personal statements helped secure offers from their first choice university. They clearly illustrate the virtues of Paul Telfer’s advice.” – John Clare, Education Editor, The Daily Telegraph
“We recommend this book to all our students. Time and again it has produced individual statements of excellence.” – Dr Allan Goodall, Head of Sixth Form, Yarm School, North Yorkshire
About the Author:
Paul Telfer is a teacher and award-winning writer. He has been guiding sixth-formers through their personal statements for over 25 years.

3) The Times Good University Guide 2014

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