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Category: University Applications

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...

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...

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...

US University Admissions with Oya
Apr 08, 2021
US University Admissions with Oya

In another of our recent webinars, Oya Christie-Miller, our expert on higher education in the US, provided an overview o...

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...

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 ...

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

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

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...

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...