Uni Admissions Shorts: Weekly Tips and Advice (13)
Uni Admissions Shorts: Weekly Tips and Advice (13)

#UniShort: 4 Actionable Tips for Freshers’ Year

With the UCAS deadline looming for a lot of Sixth Form pupils in the UK (on the 26th January), it’s both timely and useful to look ahead to the freshers’ year experience by exploring 4 actionable tips for freshers’ year.  No matter where you choose to go for university, you’ll find that your first year can be a slightly chaotic,...

#UniShorts: Applying for Medicine in the UK?

When it comes to the university application process, and no matter what subject you’re applying for, you’ll face a degree of difficulty creating a strong UCAS profile and personal statement.  However, to paraphrase an iconic quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm, “all applications are competitive, but some applications are more competitive than others.” If you’re applying for medicine in the...

#UniShorts: “Three Things I Tell Every Student”

My name’s Sunny Jain and I’m a university admissions consultant and the CEO at A&J Education. For 8 years I have helped students build their CVs and get into some of the best and most prestigious universities in the UK and America, including Oxford, Stanford, and Yale. No matter the student I’m working with, there are three things I tell...

#UniShorts: The University Application Process in the UK vs. the States

At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the university application process is similar whether you’re applying for a school in the UK or the United States. In both cases, you sign up for an online portal before selecting a variety of degrees to apply for and fulfilling the specific requirements for that university or course in question.  Dig...

#UniShort: How To Apply To A UK University?

If you want to apply to any university in the UK as an undergraduate, you need to do so via a centralised application system called UCAS (short for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).  There are two main deadlines to remember when it comes to the UK university application process. The deadline for all undergraduate courses at Oxford and Cambridge is...

#UniShorts: Picking A-Level Subjects

Plenty of students have a big decision to make in their early academic career when it comes to picking A-level subjects. The particular subjects that you choose will have a significant impact on the degrees you can look to apply to at university. Different subject choices will portray very different representations of your intellectual abilities. In this #UniShort, we’ll lay...

#UniShorts: So, You Want To Apply For PPE at Oxford?

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (known more colloquially as PPE) is one of the University of Oxford’s most popular and prestigious degrees. Applying for PPE at Oxford is a challenging yet fulfilling process. In 2018, over 2000 people applied for PPE, with fewer than 300 applicants receiving final offers.  Why is PPE so popular? There are a number of reasons:  A...

#UniShorts: Applying for Medicine in the UK?

When it comes to the university application process, and no matter what subject you’re applying for, you’ll face a degree of difficulty creating a strong UCAS profile and personal statement.  However, to paraphrase an iconic quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm, “all applications are competitive, but some applications are more competitive than others.” If you’re applying for medicine in the...

#UniShorts: Choosing a Non-Oxbridge University

Choosing a university can be a very personal decision for someone, and prospective students should try not to feel too pressured by their parents’ or friends’ opinions when it comes to thinking about where they want to live or what they want to study.  Instead, students should consider several key factors, including their preferred area of study, any location they’d...

#UniShorts: Why Choose the University of Oxford?

Why choose the University of Oxford? People all across the world associate this institution with academic excellence. It routinely ranks at the top of global league tables for factors like international reputation and research output quality.  The University of Oxford was founded nearly a thousand years ago and is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It has produced a...

#UniShorts: IB vs. A-Levels for Top Universities

If you or your child is heading into Sixth Form at a British school, it’s likely that you’ll have to ask yourself the question: who wins in the IB vs. A-levels debate when it comes to gaining entrance into the top global universities?  In this #UniShort, we’ll have a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of each qualification: this...

#UniShorts: How to Pick a University That’s the Perfect Fit

Even if you know what subject you’d like to study, you may find it difficult to figure out how to pick a university that suits your personality and passions. When you have to consider which country you’d like to be in for college, this decision becomes even more difficult. However, you can take actionable steps to make this process easier....