University in the UK is an independent education consultancy, which guides prospective students from around the world through every aspect of the university process.
We have an in-depth knowledge of the university system in the UK and provide expert advice about all aspects of admissions, from the selection of appropriate courses to preparation for entrance tests, personal statements and interviews.
The UK has the highest concentration of leading universities in the world outside the US, but finding the right course and the right university can still be a significant challenge.
University in the UK provides expert, tailor-made advice on university and subject choice, as well as guidance on preparing personal statements and other necessary testing and interviews.
As well as those applying for a first degree, we work with post-graduates looking to further their studies in a pre-Masters or taught Masters.
This service is intended for those who have already decided on their subject and university choice.
When applying to university, the personal statement is one of the most important means to convey why an applicant wishes to study a specific subject at a specific university. Most students have little experience of this form of writing, and guidance about what to include and how to construct a statement can often make a significant difference in helping their application stand out in a competitive field.
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Oxford and Cambridge, two of the world’s most famous universities, operate a separate and more complex entry system than other UK universities. In general, those applying here require specialist guidance for the best chance of success.
University in the UK offers a bespoke Oxford and Cambridge application service.
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Many students want to start considering subject and university choice well in advance of putting in an application, and University in the UK offers a one-hour consultation service to help them discuss their current interests and potential options, allowing them to prepare in a more focussed and informed way.
Dr Lisa Freedman, BA, MA, PhD, is an experienced education consultant and analyst, who writes regularly about the English education system in the national press.
She attended school in Canada and London, and holds a PhD in education from the UCL Institute of Education, the world’s leading centre for education research. Her understanding of the English education system has also been informed by her experience as a parent. She has two sons, who have attended leading universities in the UK at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.
In 2005, she set up the well-regarded education consultants, At the School Gates, www.attheschoolgates.co.uk to help families find appropriate schools in the UK. Due to the increasing demand from older students, in 2016, she launched University in the UK, www.universityintheuk.co.uk, which offers expert, tailor-made advice on applying to university in the UK at undergraduate and graduate level.
Ollie Randall graduated in 2015, with a First Class degree in Ancient and Modern History from Queen’s College, Oxford, where he is taking a postgraduate degree in Creative Writing. (He is, therefore, in the rare position of having successfully interviewed with three different Oxford departments). He was educated at Eton College and his ambition is to become a professional novelist. Alongside this, he works as a private tutor in London. With more than 200 hours of tutoring experience, Ollie knows how to get the best out of his pupils, tailoring his approach for each individual.
‘University in the UK gave clear instructions to my son, who was not working that hard, and helped him translate his fuzzy thinking into a brilliant personal statement, resulting in all five universities offering him a place. This inspired him to knuckle down to work, and he has just successfully completed his second year at University College London.’ Stephanie.
‘We sought University in the UK’s advice with our youngest daughter’s university application. They advised with potential courses, the application form and her personal statement. Ultimately, all of the universities she applied to offered her a place. I unreservedly recommend their service, which has provided exceptional clarity and invaluable understanding of this complex process at a critical point in my daughter’s education.’ Richard.
‘We first worked with Lisa Freedman when we were relocating from Canada and seeking school places for all four of our children at very difficult points in the education cycle. Our experience was so positive that we immediately turned to her when our eldest began the university-application process. Lisa was able to succinctly provide us with an overview of the options available and, more importantly, give us the tools to navigate the system in order to ensure our daughter was targeting the most appropriate and achievable programs. Lisa’s guidance was invaluable and has also paid off for the two siblings that have now continued to University." Claire
‘My daughter was unfocussed about what to study, vaguely interested in social issues and unsure whether she would obtain sufficiently high grades to get into a Russell Group university. University in the UK clarified the alternative courses and, with their help, our daughter successfully applied to read history at Bristol.’ Andros