Why University Rankings Aren’t Everything – Admissions

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We sometimes hear students say things like “I won’t bother applying to this university; a lower-ranked university rejected me previously, so I don’t stand a chance” or “I got into this university, so I’m sure to get into that university – its ranking is lower.” These assumptions about university admissions aren’t always accurate, and are … Read more

Picturing Your UCAS Personal Statement

It is said that a picture paints a thousand words and with the UCAS personal statement you have approximately that many words to sell yourself to the admissions officer at your dream university (4000 characters = 550-1000 words depending on how adroit your vocabulary is!). You have 4000 characters to concisely convey the most salient … Read more

How can I prepare for the 2023 application cycle?

“The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out.” -Unknown So, you find yourself a third of the way through your first year of A-level studies and setting your trajectory for the next two years of your … Read more

How do I decide which university to study at?

Deciding where to make your university application can feel overwhelming; after all, there are over 160 universities in the UK, but students make just five UCAS choices. It is a truly important decision, since your chosen university is where you will spend at least three years of your life, and will be the place where … Read more