Tips on how to maximise the impact of your extracurricular activities A common misconception is that there are certain extracurricular prerequisites for universities; playing an instrument, writing a research paper, interning somewhere or playing a sport. However, our advice would be to not think about the number of activities but instead, think about the quality.
The essay is your chance to tell the admissions officer a story about yourself – the kind of person you are, your passions, the experiences that have really transformed you, or anything else that you feel is integral to who you are. This is something that your grades and extracurriculars cannot narrate. It is also