University Application Support
We provide a full service which takes students from their initial thoughts about university subjects all the way through to a completed university application to five UK institutions.
We have successfully supported applications to universities such as Imperial College, Oxford University, University of Cambridge, LSE, UCL, St. Andrew’s University and Durham University amongst others.
Different universities suit different students and so we take time to listen and to advise on the most appropriate university for each of our students.
Many students require the full service, but if your son or daughter feels confident in certain areas and doesn’t need full support, you can take some elements separately.
University Application Services offered
The student will receive considered and tailored advice on choosing the most appropriate subject to study at degree level. We then move on to advising on the choice of universities for them. We will ensure the student is aware of Open Days and other events to help them make informed choices. In addition, we assume responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the UCAS application process are completed on time and correctly, making sure that students stick to the deadlines and helping them with all aspects of the application process, including supplementary forms and timely submission of written work for Oxbridge. (The personal statement is covered separately) We will also liaise, where necessary and appropriate, with specific universities and admissions tutors on behalf of the students and their parents or guardians with any queries.
Once the student has undertaken an appropriate amount of research into the chosen degree subject and therefore has evidence of a real interest, we are able to support them with their personal statement. We offer unlimited advice on the personal statement including tuition on structure and content as well as ongoing feedback. In our experience, the most successful students tend to write between 7 and 10 drafts. We cannot offer this service as a standalone unless the student has completed sufficient research into their subject and is therefore ready to begin the statement. We will assess this in advance and will recommend the research element for those who do not have sufficient evidence of interest to show admissions tutors.
Provision of appropriately curated reading and other research ideas, as well as suggestions for events and activities, such as online courses, competitions, lectures and masterclasses, which aim to enhance the prospects of a successful application, by gathering evidence of research for discussion in the statement and at interview.
This is followed up by weekly online sessions to discuss the reading and other activities and reflect upon them. All advice is bespoke and centres around the student’s interests. We can also advise, where relevant, on internships.
Interview preparation, including two mock interviews with graduate experts.
University Application Support Packages
Providing all of the above as well as unlimited advice by email or telephone for student and parent up to and including the day of final A Level exam results.
Packages available to start at various stages of the academic year, for students in Years 11, 12 and 13.
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