Work experience – the key showing you understand and are passionate about healthcare in your personal statement. However, unless you are fortunate enough to have a family member or family friend who is a doctor at a local hospital, many
When Harry Potter and his friends realize dark and dangerous times lie ahead, they organize a group – Dumbledore’s Army – where they can practise defensive magic to prepare themselves for battle. However, as Hermione so keenly remembers, the most
Rightly or wrongly it is your interview that will decide your offer of a place to read medicine at Oxford. The UCAS form and BMAT are used to short list candidates, and are then not considered again except in separating
The UniAdmissions Team and All Our Tutors would like to wish You All the very best luck to all our students in their University interviews. Through perseverance, hard work, support from your teachers, tutors, family and friends, you now belong
From a young age, students are schooled in the art of essay-writing and how to structure written arguments. One such example is the PEEL framework (point, evidence, explanation, link to question) which often sees candidates through their schoolwork, exams, university
As the summer approaches, a lot of candidates will be wondering how much preparation they should be devoting to preparing for Oxbridge entry season. Whilst the summer can provide a useful, low-pressure starting point for study, it is important to
Primary literature refers to articles citing original experimental data in pear-reviewed journals such as “Nature” and “Cell”. As you will discover through your medical career reading journals is essential in keeping up to date with the most recent advances in
Oxford and Cambridge are amongst the highest-performing universities in the world – this fact we all know. They also generally take only the brightest minds from each cohort: but what does this actually mean, and could this apply to you?
It’s common knowledge at the University of Cambridge – some colleges receive more applications per place than others; a detail we can see demonstrated on the Cambridge Admissions Statistics website. Some colleges simply appear more popular to applicants than others
Choosing a college at Oxbridge can seem as intimidating as being a clueless first year at the Hogwarts sorting ceremony. Rumours have been flying thick and fast, increasingly exaggerated: one college is a hive of tequila-slamming drug-snorting party animals; one
The personal statement writer is faced with an unenviable challenge: treading an immensely fine line between demonstrating why they’re a better candidate than the many others jostling for a competitive space, but guarding against “bragging” too outlandishly. It’s an art
Colleges at Oxbridge come in all shapes and sizes in appearance, but the factor with major impacts on your college life is the number of students in each year group – these are the people you’re most likely to live
What can you expect in your first year of studying Geography at Cambridge? Whilst the prospectus will present the course structure and a list of modules, from this alone, it can be difficult to imagine the reality of studying there!
1. Read a book you’ll enjoy, not one you think will sound impressive. When I was interviewed for Geography, I was obsessed with South Asia, but had little concentration for books centred on economics, development, or world politics. Despite my
Blog Entry: Beginning your studies as a medical student at Oxford can be a shock to the system, especially if you are one of the many returning from a gap year of sun, sea, and travelling. So here I