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University Admissions: Key Dates

February 2nd, 2015 by Sarah Adams


You will need to register with UCAS, (the universities and colleges admissions service) during the autumn of Year 2013, usually through your school or college. Your teachers will be able to support you through the process.


Applications are made online and can be completed in stages. The most important part of your application is your personal statement. T... Read More »

Preparing for your Oxbridge Interview

November 20th, 2014 by Anita Lee

Oxbridge interviews are nearly upon us, so to warm you up (and just for fun), we're going to be posting some brain teaser questions on our Twitter feed @firsttutors. We hope that for those of you doing your A-Levels (and those of you tutoring), these questions will also provide great material for some stimulating sessions around your respective subjects.

There's an awful lot of mystery around interviews for Oxford or Cambridge. Our tips wo... Read More »

Finishing touches for your Oxbridge application form

October 8th, 2014 by Anita Lee

So, hopefully you've decided you're going to give Oxbridge a go and you're working away on your personal statement (if not, hint: start drafting!). There are loads of resources out there on what makes a good personal statement, including this ... Read More »

Should you apply to Oxford or Cambridge?

September 16th, 2014 by Anita Lee


In a word, yes. Here's five reasons why:

1. You'll probably get a very good job

I'm 10 years out of Cambridge and all of my friends who graduated from Oxbridge have now built solid careers, for the most part doing things they love (or if they don't love it, they get well paid for it). Of course there were a few years of trying things and working out what we all wanted to be, but we've all come good.

In the public/third sector y... Read More »

University applications – how to help your child choose

September 3rd, 2009 by Emily

If your child is heading back to school for their final year of A-levels, they will soon have to decide whether to apply to university. If they can be reasonably confident of gaining three or more passes at A-level, your child has every chance of ... Read More »