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Want to give yourself the best chance of winning a place on a physiotherapy course? Need help getting your application accepted over the competition? Want advice about work experience? Getting into Physiotherapy Courses is the complete guide to applying and winning a place on a physiotherapy degree course. If you need help with your interview technique, need to enhance your personal statement, or want more information about different physio courses this edition is a step-by-step guide taking you through every stage of the application process so you secure a place on your desired course, includes: Writing a winning personal statement Preparing a brilliant UCAS application Making a great impression at interview Finding funding for your course. Getting into Physiotherapy Courses is an honest look at what it really takes to win your place on a Physiotherapy degree course and take the first steps towards your chosen career. 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. They author the Getting Into Guides which explain the application procedures for many popular university subjects.
This book introduces critical cultural social marketing and adapts these techniques for use in the promotion of educational futures in communities and places where there is educational disadvantage. An approach that builds on the discipline of social marketing, the authors describe the promotion of education as underpinned by a commitment to understanding the effects of difficult experiences with institutions such as schools, as well as the diversity of learning. Involving the critical in promoting education means it is possible to be alert to the impacts of institutional education, while involving the cultural means we are forced to appreciate and connect with learning in all its diversity. The authors draw upon examples from Lead My Learning, an education promotion campaign produced using a critical cultural social marketing approach. In doing so, they provide a detailed account of new ways to promote education.
This book offers important insights into the challenging yet rewarding journey of undertaking a PhD. Written by students, for students, the book explores a range of case studies from creative arts and humanities doctoral students, embracing a cognitive, emotional and transformational metaphor of the journey. The volume is organised around themes and concerns identified as important by PhD students, such as building resilience and working with supervisors, and includes personal stories, case studies, scholarly signposts and key take-away points relevant to all doctoral settings. With perspectives from all stages of the doctoral journey, this book is sure to become a valuable support to students and supervisors alike, as well as those working in research education and training.
Provides prospective middle aged students with strategies and skills for a successful learning experience.
Peterson's (R) Four-Year Colleges 2020 is a valuable resource that includes information on every accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. and Canada, more than 2,500 institutions in all. It also includes detailed two-page descriptions written by admissions personnel for over 175 colleges and universities. College-bound students and their parents can access details including campus setting, enrollment, academic programs, entrance difficulty, expenses, student-faculty ratio, application deadline, and contact information, as well as the most frequently chosen baccalaureate fields. A special section called The Advice Center provides insider info on specialized college options such as Honors Programs and Colleges, Online Learning, Women's Colleges, Public vs. Private and much more. Helpful articles on making a list of your Top-Ten colleges, surviving standardized tests, preparing to get into college, paying for college, scholarship guidance, and advice for international students applying to U.S. colleges and universities provide additional need-to-know information for the college selection process.
Peterson's (R) Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2020 provides up-to-date information on more than 1.6 million privately funded awards worth over 10 billion dollars available to college students. It contains detailed profiles of awards based on academic fields and career goals, ethnic heritage, talent, employment experience, military service, and other categories that are available from private sources such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations. Approximately 3,500 profiles include information on award amounts, eligibility requirements, application deadlines, contact information, and more. Also included are easy-to-use indexes that allow students to search for awards by criteria like academic fields/career goals, sponsoring organizations, employment/volunteer experience, military service, nationality or ethnic heritage, corporate or religious affiliation, talent/interest area, and location of study. This valuable resource also provides informative articles with tips on how to win a scholarship with a winning essay, guidance on getting in the minority scholarship mix, ways to use social media to help pay for college, strategies for searching for and finding awards, and more.
In a time when crossing guards are posted to prevent high schoolers from jumping in front of trains and parents shelling out $100K for packaged college applications, education has become a pressure cooker to grab the Ivy ring. Based on almost two decades in Ivy League admissions, emerging scientific evidence on mindfulness, and interviews with admissions officers, students, families, and high school counselors, this book picks up where Frank Bruni left off with his 2016 bestseller, Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Whereas Bruni makes a compelling case for a reframing of a flawed system, Taking the Stress Out of College Applications is a guide on how to go through the existing, however brutish, process with less stress and more joy. Equipped with the powerful tools of mental and emotional intelligence training, it acknowledges the reality of what is, and challenges young people to reach for a more meaningful ideal. For those who question the use of mindfulness in what may seem a selfish purpose, as the peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh says, we need not fear that mindfulness might become only a means and not an end because in mindfulness the means and the end are the same things. The current model to getting accepted into elite colleges, what we call ATLAS 1.0 (Academics-Testing-Leadership-Accolades-Service), was set up decades ago and has led to many lost happy childhoods. MAP shares an insider's expertise on how ATLAS 1.0 really works inside admissions offices, and introduces an expanded model, ATLAS 2.0 (Awareness-Thinking-Listening-Alignment-Self-Compassion). This updated model shifts students' mindsets from the admissions process as a ruthless competition with one externally-prescribed definition of success to one step in a lifelong journey of wonder and possibilities by discovering their own North Star, building self-awareness and resilience, and navigating with authenticity, balance, and joy. Recognizing that mindfulness practices can alleviate some of the points of pain that the competitive world of college admissions present, MAP attempts to equip young people on the edge of adulthood -and their loved ones - with an expanded model for greater mindfulness, self-awareness, and intention for a successful journey through the process and beyond.
Scholarship Strategies empowers students to be uniquely proactive towards their scholarship search process, enabling them to find more scholarships than with the traditional approach through the guidance and college offices at their schools. The current approach to finding scholarships to reduce college costs is not giving families the results they need. College costs continue to rise and so does student loan debt. As a recipient of an academic college scholarship as well as several outside scholarships, Jean O'Toole was able to attend Wagner College, but she and her family still had to pay for the remainder of her education with student loans. A different approach is needed to provide families with different results. In Scholarship Strategies, Jean simplifies the scholarship application process in easy-to-follow steps which any student can incorporate into their already busy schedules. She provides students and parents with a clear plan to decipher which scholarships have the best chances of winning and should be applied to. This easy-to-follow, out-of-the-box approach was developed over a decade of working with thousands of students, giving students and families ownership of the scholarship search process to build on the efforts that their school counselors are already providing. A future can be designed without college debt, and Scholarship Strategies with its 25 clear strategies, along with 15 additional ways to reduce college costs, helps students live that future.
What has gone wrong in our universities? And how do we make it right? When Amy applied to university, she thought she'd be judged purely on her merits. But she never thought that her family background would have as much impact on her future as her grades. When KiKi arrived at university, she knew she could be the only black woman in her class. But she didn't know how out of place she would feel, nor how unwelcoming her peers would be. When Orry graduated from university, he was told he'd probably land a six-figure salary. But he wasn't told he'd end up barely scraping a living wage, struggling to feed his children. Drawing on the stories of hundreds of American students, The Years That Matters Most is a revelatory account of a university system in crisis. Paul Tough, bestselling author of How Children Succeed, exposes a world where small-town colleges go bust, while the most prestigious raise billions every year; where overstretched admissions officers are forced to pick rich candidates over smart ones; where black and working-class students are left to sink or swim on uncaring campuses. Along the way, he uncovers cutting-edge research from the academics leading the way to a new kind of university - one where students succeed not because of their background, but because of the quality of their minds. The result is a call-to-arms for universities that work for everyone, and a manual for how we can make it happen.