Here it is, the final push, one day left ’til A day, the largely unknown abbreviation I’ve conjured up for Application Day. January 15th, pencils down, step away from the desk and various other Masterchef inspired cliched expressions about how the time is now to fluff, primp and polish your personal statement. Even little tweaks can be the difference between glory and disappointment. So take a look at my most recent article as published in the Daily Mail today – and apologies in advance for the size of the photo. My face doesn’t stand up well to that level of zoomed in scrutiny.