UK Admissions

12 Steps. 1 Winning Application

The UK is home to some of the best universities in the world. From the 12th century colleges of Oxbridge to the hustle and bustle of LSE, there’s an abundance of top-class teaching and amazing student experiences to be had.

But that means places are competitive, even for the brightest students. Still, if you’re passionate, dedicated, and are willing to go the extra mile to get your spot, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure it happens.

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Choosing your university

It’s hard not to get excited when you’re picking a university. Especially when you’ve had piles of shiny prospectuses laid over your kitchen table for the last 6 months.

But eventually, you’ll have to choose 5 universities for your UCAS application. And that isn’t always easy. We’ll help you choose by looking over your predicted grades, listening to what kind of university experience you want, and giving you an honest assessment of where you should apply.

Choosing your course

Have you already decided what course you want to take? Or are you still spending hours Googling different subjects?

Some of you might have known for years what you want to study, but most students we see are still feeling a bit confused – and that’s ok! We’ll help you work out what you (really) want to do, where the top researchers work, and what courses will suit you best.

Choosing your college

As well as applying to the university itself, a handful of places in the UK ask you to pick one of their colleges. This is a big decision. It affects your accommodation, who you’ll be studying with, and your overall experience, so it’s essential you know the difference between them.

And as your mentors will have studied at the places you’re applying to, they’ll be able to give you inside knowledge about which ones are right for you.


As you might have gathered, grades aren’t everything when it comes to your uni application, but you still have to meet the requirements of your course. Whether it’s your A Levels, IB, French Baccalaureate, or Abitur, getting top grades shows you’ll be able to compete at the highest level. 

Now, you might already be getting top marks across the board. But if not, don’t worry. Your mentors will take a look at your current performance and will help you improve in the areas you’re struggling with.

Building Your Candidacy

With thousands of students applying for the same courses every year, you have to show you’re more passionate, more dedicated to your subject, than anyone else. It isn’t enough to just be an excellent student. 

So how do you do this? Through super curricular activities, writing a unique personal statement, and shining in your interview. And we’ll help you with all of them.

Super Curricular Activities

The first way to build your candidacy is by doing extra work beyond the classroom, or what’s called supercurriculur activities.

Think about writing a scientific paper, being a research assistant, or starting a blog on your field of interest. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, our mentors will help you brainstorm and create a strategy for how to make them happen.

UCAS Personal Statement

Admission officers read hundreds of personal statements a week – and you’ve got just 500 words to grab their attention and draw them in.

Our mentors will help you craft an essay that shows off your passions, demonstrates your expertise, and stops the reader in their tracks. It doesn’t matter if it takes 2 drafts or 10, we’ll make sure you get there.

Recommendation letters

Getting the right recommendations isn’t as straightforward as it seems. They need to be full of praise but not over the top. They should feel authoritative but still written with character.

The problem is, it’s often tricky for students to know who and what to ask for. But don’t worry, we’ll help you handle the situation and get the letters you deserve.

Entrance exams

It’s a daunting thought, right? Sitting down in front of an exam paper set by some of the toughest and most competitive universities in the world. The questions are often abstract, out of the box, and difficult to prepare for without inside knowledge.

That’s why your mentors will walk you through exam examples and train you to think the right way. So that daunting thought is a thing of the past.


We know how scary an Oxbridge interview can be. Those tales of strange, curveball questions have been told far and wide. But like the entrance exams, there is a way to get ahead of the crowd: getting advice from people who have been there and done it.

Your mentors will all have had successful interviews. This means they’ll be able to take you through trial runs, teach you to think on your feet, and help improve your problem-solving skills. You’ll feel more confident in no time at all.

Evaluating your offer

Some of you will get all 5 applications accepted (it happens to a lot of our students), but there’s still a chance you won’t get into your first choice university. 

If that happens, all is not lost. We’ll help you through your next steps and work out a plan for how to move forward.

Financial aid/ Scholarships

Are you looking for a way to finance your education?

In the UK, there are several options. It might be through university scholarships, a government bursary, or a grant from a private funding body. As our mentors know the ins and outs of all of these, they’ll guide you through the process and help you create the best application possible.