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Why did you apply to this university?

The admissions tutors want to know what attracted you to their university, and also to see if you’ve done your homework!

You should already have at least some idea of why you applied to your chosen universities, but if you’re a bit hazy on your reasons, it’s best to get some notes down.

First of all, take a look at the course content - what aspects appeal to you most? How is it different to the course offered by the other universities you’ve applied to?

Next, research the university itself - do they have a reputation as a leading institution in your field? Are there any noted lecturers working in the department? What facilities, in terms of both study and leisure, does it offer?

Some students have even been asked about the history of the university! So make sure you know enough to give a comprehensive answer.