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Personal Tutorials and UCAS

Personal Tutorials

Please note that the following section refers to the King’s Foundations' year-long programmes. Students studying on a Pre-sessional course will receive regular tutorials throughout their course. 

You will be assigned a personal tutor at the beginning of your programme. Please be sure to familiarise yourself with the role that your personal tutor will play during your student journey and to review the Student Guide to Personal Tutoring. Please also review the King's Foundations Academic Support and Welfare Guidance document for information on how your tutorials will be delivered.

In the first two weeks, the tutor will make an appointment to meet you and to explain what you can expect from the tutorial system (and also what the personal tutor can expect from you!). All appointments with your tutor are extremely important and should not be missed unless you have been in contact with the tutor in advance (and s/he has agreed with the postponing of the meeting).

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You will be given 4 tutorials in term 1 and 3 in term 2. You have more support in term one, because your tutor will help you with your UCAS application, in particular with your choice of university and with your personal statement.  In addition to these official times, your tutor has a time each week, called “Feedback & Guidance Hours”. Feedback & Guidance Hours will be posted on the internal students’ website.

Your tutor will be based at King's Foundations and will be there to give you general academic advice and ongoing needs analysis and guidance on language development. You will also have the opportunity to talk to your subject tutors who will be able to give you help and advice.

Your tutorial is also an opportunity to seek advice from your personal tutor on other non-academic related issues if you need to and feel that they are the right person to speak to. If they cannot help directly, they will be able to give you advice on who you might want to speak to instead.

UCAS Workshop

The intention of the Term 1 workshops is for you to start thinking about your application to university and to guide you through the on-line UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) application procedure. You will be asked to submit your completed application form on or before TBC. From the very beginning of Term 1, it is therefore very important that you start thinking about which degree programmes you want to apply to and start writing the best personal statement that you can to ‘sell yourself’ to admissions tutors. After the universities admission departments receive your UCAS application, you will continue to receive UCAS support via optional drop-in sessions every week in Terms 2 and 3 where you can ask questions about your application to the UCAS coordinator.

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