Virtual School Visits

Virtual School Visits

Virtual School Visits: For Year 12

Personal Statements

Usually we would be delighted to welcome your school to Churchill or to come and see you and your pupils in your setting. The University as a whole will not be engaging in face-to-face outreach activity until the first few months of next year. So we have set up these Virtual School/College Visits.

The main focus of this session is on how to prepare and write UCAS Personal Statements. It is intended for pupils who are preparing to finish Year 12.

There are a number of video resources below, which we think will be helpful for this topic. Of these, you can choose the ones which that are of an appropriate length and that are particularly relevant to your school/college.

Further videos can also be found on our YouTube channel and, in particular, the Virtual Churchill playlist. So do have a look at these to further customise your 'visit'. 

  Virtual Churchill Playlist




Student Helpers - Churchill College Open Day

In addition to these videos, you will find some further website resources and Virtual Tours below. We hope you can use the resources to create a tailor-made Virtual School/College Visit that will offer appropriate information and guidance to your pupils. 

For example, a visit might include:

This would take 20-25 minutes, plus some time looking at our Subject Explore website.


You will find information about our Admissions Tutors and Student Ambassador live Q&As here: 

Coming Soon

Our events and Open Days will also be advertised here: 

Events and Open Days

A simplified Word document version of these pages is available here:

Virtual Visits: Simple Version

Welcome to Churchill Videos

1) 'Welcome to Churchill: Be Part Of It'

Running Time: 4:26


3) 'My Churchill'

Running Time: 12:04 


2) 'Churchill in 3 Words'

Running Time: 1:15 


Applying to Cambridge Videos

1) How do we assess applications?

Running Time: (5:19)


2) Personal Statements 

Running Time: (8:03)


3) What characteristics do we look for in prospective students?

Running Time: (7:49)


4) Cambridge: The Application Process 

Running Time: (2:40)


5) Personal Statements (St Catharine’s)

Running Time: (8:55)


6) Preparing to make competitive applications to University

Running Time: (33:05)


Relevant Links

Supercurricular Subject Exploration

Churchill: Subject Explore 

My HE Plus

Cambridge: What we're looking for

University: Supercurricular Suggestions PDF 

Oxford Advice on Personal Statements

Oxford: Personal Statements 


Applying to Cambridge

Churchill: How to Apply

Churchill: FAQs

Virtual Tours

Cambridge Virtual Tour

Ducks and Ducklings at Churchill College

 Churchill College Tour: