LinkedIn can be useful for university applications as well as for jobs.
Another social network to think about is LinkedIn, a professional network that many lecturers will be on and so should you. This is your opportunity to make the connection between your desired degree and your career ambitions, as well as giving you another chance to showcase your range of skills and experience. In case lecturers look you up, make sure that your LinkedIn profile creates the right impression. Use it to show your previous work experience, which demonstrates that you’re a well-rounded person with a range of skills. You can also use it to highlight your long-term aims by filling in the profile summary section, outlining your future career plans and where your proposed degree fits in with them. In the education section, you can go into more detail than you did on your UCAS form, with grades you’ve achieved and that you’re predicted, adding details such as the specific topics you’ve pursued for extended projects and coursework. You’ll be able to tell whether any admissions tutors have viewed your profile, as LinkedIn will notify you of this (unless they’ve chosen to remain anonymous).