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Category: University Applications

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...

Adapt and Prosper: Addressing Key Fears about US University Admissions
Jul 09, 2020
Adapt and Prosper: Addressing Key Fears about US University Admissions

For students considering an application to attend college or university in the USA, now would normally be the time when ...

Summer lockdown on-lock: how older students can maximise their holidays
Jun 15, 2020
Summer lockdown on-lock: how older students can maximise their holidays

Here at Ivy Education, we know that plans made by students in years 11, 12 and 13 to improve their university applicatio...

5 Ways Year 12 students can prepare to apply for university
Feb 18, 2020
5 Ways Year 12 students can prepare to apply for university

For Year 12 students, now is a good time to think properly about university applications. Some of you will still have to...

Replying to UCAS University Offers
Jan 22, 2020
Replying to UCAS University Offers

Now that the main UCAS deadline has passed, we spoke with our brilliant university entrance consultant, Camilla Smiley, ...

Applying for university in the US? Read our guide to early applications!
Oct 24, 2019
Applying for university in the US? Read our guide to early applications!

For all the tribulations of the UCAS form (and we covered those in our last blog), at least you know where you stand in ...

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

The first UCAS deadline for 2020 university applications is fast approaching: 15 October for Oxbridge, medicine, dentist...

How to choose personal essay topics for U.S. university applications
Aug 21, 2019
How to choose personal essay topics for U.S. university applications

With the release of the writing prompts for application essays for U.S. universities imminent, we thought we’d provide a...

Putting the ‘personal’ back into personal statements
Jun 28, 2019
Putting the ‘personal’ back into personal statements

With Year 12 students starting to think about their autumnal applications for university entry in 2020 (the UCAS deadlin...

Advice for new university students - GUEST BLOG by Transcribe It
May 01, 2019
Advice for new university students - GUEST BLOG by Transcribe It

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

Exam Revision Guide with former Head, Charlotte Faber
Apr 03, 2019
Exam Revision Guide with former Head, Charlotte Faber

Charlotte Faber is one of Ivy Education's top consultants. A former Head of Garden House school, Charlotte is currentl...

Thinking of studying at a US University? We explore how UK students can stand out
Mar 04, 2019
Thinking of studying at a US University? We explore how UK students can stand out

Could a US University be the right place for your child to study? The growth in British Sixth Form leavers journeying ac...

Unconditional UCAS Offers - Is anything changing for prospective University students?
Jan 16, 2019
Unconditional UCAS Offers - Is anything changing for prospective University students?

In recent news, the University and College Union has been advocating for Unconditional University Offers to be banned or...

REMINDER - UCAS DEADLINE 2019 COUNTDOWN
Dec 21, 2018
REMINDER - UCAS DEADLINE 2019 COUNTDOWN

USEFUL READ – Ivy Education’s free guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling In There is now less tha...

Guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling in : A University Admissions resource
Nov 29, 2018
Guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling in : A University Admissions resource

Download here: Guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling in - Ivy Education Unive...

The School Entrance Preparation Bundle – win over £300 of academic provision! The prize includes mock exam papers and interview prep
Nov 27, 2018
The School Entrance Preparation Bundle – win over £300 of academic provision! The prize includes mock exam papers and interview prep

Ivy Education are delighted to announce their partnership with Exam Papers Plus. Ivy Education are an award nominated We...

Applying to Oxford or Cambridge? Here's what you need to know
Oct 12, 2018
Applying to Oxford or Cambridge? Here's what you need to know

The Oxbridge UCAS application deadline of 15th October is fast approaching. We ask our experts to answer some of the mos...