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Extracurricular Activities for UK University Applicants: How to Perfect Your Supercurriculars

Getting accepted to top universities in the UK requires more than good grades and test scores. What you do outside the classroom also matters — so how can you make sure your Supercurriculars boost your application?

Most university applicants are familiar with the role that extracurricular activities play on the path to admissions success. But do you know how this part of your application differs depending on where in the world you plan to apply? At competitive universities in the UK, admissions officers look for evidence of your participation in Supercurricular activities that bolster the academic strengths you showcase.

So how do you identify and excel in Supercurriculars that strengthen your candidacy, enhance the rest of your application and resonate with admissions officers?

The first step is understanding why Supercurriculars matter, then figuring out when, how and where to start building your own Supercurricular portfolio with valuable experiences and projects. This eBook covers all that and more, including real examples from Crimson students who got into top UK universities from all over the world!

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Learn how activities outside of school contribute to university admissions success

The UK is home to some of the best universities in the world, from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to other members of the famed Russell Group such as Imperial College of London, London School of Economics & Political Science, University College London, King’s College, and more. Though each of these schools is unique, you’ll find the same high standards of admission at all of them — which is why it’s important to ace every part of your application when it comes time to apply.

Supercurriculars are one component that applicants to UK universities don’t always consider (especially early in their university exploration process) — but they can add much more depth and authenticity to your application!

Top UK unis look for:

  • Evidence of your interest and commitment to your subject
  • Your ability to think independently
  • Affirmation of your academic potential

For applications to UK universities, your Supercurriculars are key in demonstrating these values — they show your interest in and suitability for studying your chosen subject at a higher level and can help set you apart from other academically qualified applicants.

In this eBook, we answer your questions about:

  • Why Supercurriculars matter, with insights from a UK admissions expert
  • When and how to start participating in Supercurriculars
  • Where to find Supercurricular activities that are right for you
  • What successful Supercurriculars look like, with examples from Crimson students

For students hoping to study at one of the UK’s best universities, this eBook is brimming with essential information to help you succeed.

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