Sarah

University Consultant & School Leaver Options

Sarah enjoys encouraging students to maximise on their strengths, helping them to put together ambitious yet realistic university applications. She believes it is essential that students broaden their options, so that they are guided towards a degree choice that is right for them. Offering a highly personalised service, Sarah specialises in applications to Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary schools, and also ensures that students with any SEN or mitigating circumstances are correctly represented to universities.

Sarah McWatters

Past roles and experience

Sarah has worked with Ivy Education for seven years whilst also maintaining her position as the lead careers and university consultant at top independent London sixth form Brampton College. Here the majority of students go on to Russell Group and other leading UK universities such as Oxbridge, UCL, LSE, Imperial, and Loughborough. She regularly supports students with applications to a broad range of disciplines from the sciences, arts and humanities. In addition, Sarah specialises in applications to Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary schools, and helps students to make strategic choices, taking UCAT results into account. Sarah also ensures that students with any SEN or mitigating circumstances are correctly represented to universities.

With an MSc in Careers Guidance, Sarah’s expertise is in ensuring that students are confident in their decisions, whether it be subject choices from GCSE onwards or looking at alternatives to university. She has experience with introducing students to the many opportunities available including early career choices, apprenticeships, internships and graduate schemes.

Educated at Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset, Sarah worked for ten years in industry, including a four-year spell in Spain before going to university. In 1994 she graduated from UCL with a degree in Modern Iberian and Latin American Studies and went on to be a journalist with Associated Press Television News. After starting her family, Sarah went back to university in 2011 to qualify with an MSc in Careers Guidance and has been a University Consultant ever since.

Areas of Expertise

  • GCSE, BTEC, A-Level, Pre-U & IB Choices
  • Degree & University Choices
  • UCAS Applications
  • Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary
  • Oxbridge
  • Personal Statements
  • Careers Advice
  • Apprenticeships & Internships
  • Gap Year Advice
  • Student CVs

Positions Held

  • Lead University Consultant at Brampton College
  • Independent Advisor to private clients in Central London