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Category: UK Universities

How to get into Oxford University
Jun 07, 2024
How to get into Oxford University

Oxford's influence permeates continents with alumni spanning Nobel laureates, world leaders, and trailblazers in every f...

What is Oxbridge: A Guide
May 24, 2024
What is Oxbridge: A Guide

Oxford and Cambridge, hence, Oxbridge, represent the epitome of academic excellence. As two of the world's oldest and m...

The UK Education System Explained - 2024
May 17, 2024
The UK Education System Explained - 2024

Navigating the UK Education system can be challenging. Whether you are a parent, student, national or international, thi...

What are A-levels?
May 10, 2024
What are A-levels?

Transitioning from the realm of GCSEs to the next stage —A Levels— becomes a critical milestone for UK students aspirin...

UCAS Personal Statements - Changes Taking Place In 2024 with Sarah McWatters
Feb 07, 2023
UCAS Personal Statements - Changes Taking Place In 2024 with Sarah McWatters

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) announced on 13th January that the personal statement, a key ele...

Starting University: A guide to the first week!
Aug 26, 2022
Starting University: A guide to the first week!

Are you starting university this year? Going to university is both exciting and scary for new students. It’s a big step ...

5 key considerations when applying to US universities
Jun 16, 2021
5 key considerations when applying to US universities

There are a number of key differences to bear in mind when applying to university in the US as opposed to the UK. We hav...

UK University Admissions with Dr Caroline Watkinson
Mar 29, 2021
UK University Admissions with Dr Caroline Watkinson

For one of our recent webinars, Ivy Education spoke with Dr Caroline Watkinson to gain her insights on applying to (and ...

International study in 2021 and beyond: what comes next?
Feb 04, 2021
International study in 2021 and beyond: what comes next?

With February being an otherwise quiet month for education - the school entrance process is wrapping up and end-of-year...

Should I enter a fifth choice? Advice for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine university applicants
Dec 04, 2020
Should I enter a fifth choice? Advice for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine university applicants

Continuing our recent theme of offering specific and timely university admissions advice - thanks to the input of our wo...

SEN and Extenuating Circumstances in University Applications
Nov 27, 2020
SEN and Extenuating Circumstances in University Applications

As more and more students will be putting together UCAS applications for university, we approached our brilliant univers...

Featured Video Talking Exam Results with Camilla Smiley
Aug 03, 2020
Talking Exam Results with Camilla Smiley

What Can We Do Right Now That Will Make a Difference? We recently caught up with Camilla Smiley to talk about the implic...

A simple, step-by-step guide to UCAS applications
Oct 08, 2019
A simple, step-by-step guide to UCAS applications

It sounds simple enough, right? Just fill out a form. However, anyone who has dipped into the UCAS form for applying to ...