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Stand out amongst your peers with a Head Start on your Oxbridge application.

Students who start their application from our Head Start Programme see Oxbridge success rates of 77% (compared to 57% for students enrolled on our standard Oxbridge Programme which begins for students aged 17-18).


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Research Project

You will complete an EPQ-style project through your Programme which will develop your research and academic skills in a real-world context.

1-1 Tutoring

You will receive individual tutoring sessions to support your research project, Oxbridge decision making and academic planning for Oxbridge.

enrichment seminars

These sessions focus on topics that help establish a solid foundation for your education and will teach you valuable life skills to take into university.

study skills consultation

You will get a consultation with our Study Skills expert, Dr Alix Hibble (a lecturer from the University of Oxford). Learn how to study smarter, not harder.

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What is included in the Head Start Programme?

Your Head Start Programme is designed from the ground up to give you an early advantage against other applicants when applying to Oxbridge. You’ll gain an advantage by producing a research project, using skills you will use at university. You’ll also be engrossing yourself in teaching delivered in the style of Oxbridge – with your individual tutor and in a group setting, giving you the tools to excel in your GCSEs and your Oxbridge application.

By enrolling on the Head Start, you can boost your success rate by more than 4x.

Your Head Start Programme gives you support through various mediums – all chosen specifically to increase your chances of acceptance dramatically by giving you an early advantage.

Tap on the cards to see more details about our programme’s components.

We will help you make the right decision regarding course and University choice.

Whether this is through a meeting with our Academic Director or by arranging sessions with tutors from Oxford and/or Cambridge in your considered subject areas. We will help you come to an informed conclusion on one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

You will receive a full introduction to your Programme by your Programme Manager, along with your tutor, Form Mentor and our Academic Director. Throughout your time with us, they will be here to help.

Every session in your Head Start Programme will be with an expert Oxbridge tutor relevant to your subject and course pathway.

The one-to-one sessions are used to support your research project, to aid your Oxbridge decision making process, to develop exam technique for your GCSEs, and to create a plan to maximise your super-curricular activities. Your tutor has been through the process with flying colours, so will be able to provide you with the right support and guidance.

Honed in one-to-one support with your Head Start Oxbridge tutor – designed to support you through your entire Programme.

Every student will receive supplementary assistance from their designated Form Mentor.

Your Form Mentor will allow you to schedule unlimited one-on-one Mentoring Sessions with them for assistance in any areas of difficulty throughout their programme.

You’ll be assigned an academic Form Mentor for guidance and unlimited mentoring sessions.

Wider reading is one of Oxbridge’s notoriously difficult application criteria to fulfil. That’s where our Enrichment Seminars come in.

What this criterion distils down to is showing interest and passion for your subject. From week one of your Programme, you’ll be invited to your subject-specific Enrichment Seminar and you will be exposed to your subject beyond simply what the cirriculum teaches – this is exactly what Admissions tutors are looking for.

Develop a deeper understanding of your subject and go beyond your curriculum, as you would at Oxbridge.

Our Head Start students work on their EPQ project alongside their tutor during one-to-one tailored sessions.

The EPQ style project helps our Head Start students develop their research and academic skills in a real-world context giving them an advantage over other future applicants.

Develop your academic research skills by doing an EPQ-style project with the support of an expert tutor

UniAdmissions have written and published over 100 books on the Oxbridge application – you’ll have access to all of the relevant books for your application, containing subject theory, practice material, and more.

You’ll also have access to the Study Skills Academy and a bespoke reading list which will be devised for your specific circumstance and area of interest.

Access a wide range of materials, such as interview, college selection, and work experience guides.

97.5% of Oxbridge applicants can improve their admission test score with simple study changes.

Dr Alix Hibble is an expert in effective exam preparation and has helped multiple UniAdmissions students learn how to study effectively

Meet with our study skills expert Dr Alix Hibble to improve your reviewing skills and learn new methods to achieve max performance during your examinations.

Develop university-level thinking, communication, problem-solving & analytical skills. This is what Oxbridge admissions tutors are looking for.

Get first-hand guidance from Oxbridge experts who have been through the process successfully already.

You will develop a plan of action through your Programme to ensure you are on the right path to apply to Oxbridge successfully.

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Why enrol on to the Head Start Programme?

The Head Start Programme is purpose-built to give you an early advantage over other candidates in an ultra-competitive admissions environment. The Programme is tailored around your individual goals and interests and is designed to develop vital skills through a self-led research project – similar to how you will learn at Oxford or Cambridge.


The research project you choose will be related to your target course at Oxbridge, and will develop your subject knowledge greatly.


By undertaking a research project, you will gain skills to cecome the well-rounded candidate Oxbridge and employers are looking for.


Learn to use valuable skills which will bolster your Oxbridge application and develop you into the ideal candidate.

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Four Key Stages Of
The Head Start Programme

Identify your:

  • Personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Subject motivations and understanding 

Through your research project, you will get an understanding of who you are and what you need to work on personally. As well as getting to grips with your subject as a field; its various segments and career paths, then identifying why and how you want to be a part of it. Then mapping how to get there.

You will learn:

  • The DNA of a successful Oxbridge student  
  • How life at colleges, teaching methods and campus life works 

This knowledge will give you a solid understanding of what is required for you to be an Oxbridge student and clarity on what this mythical place is about. You’ll reach this point with a clear picture of why Oxbridge is for you and how you the skills you are learning will be valuable.

You’ll develop essential skills such as:

  • Project development and research 
  • Learning and research techniques 
  • Critical thinking and constructing arguments
  • Exam technique to prepare for your GCSEs

These invaluable skills will give you practical experience in life as an Oxbridge student, developing an arsenal of skills that will set you apart in your studies at school, as well as set you up for Oxbridge.

The foundations will be set up for:

  • Having the content for an exceptional Personal Statement
  • The ability to do effective admissions test preparation
  • Skills you will use in a work experience context
  • Developing communication skills for your university interview

These foundations will give you a huge head start on one of the toughest application processes on the planet. You’ll leave here with clarity on your strengths and weaknesses for the process, with a clear roadmap for how to get to over-achievement.

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You'll be given a full report after each session

After each session your tutor will fill out a detailed progress report commenting on various areas of your performance in that session. 

"I can't thank my tutors enough. I got the Oxford offer I really wanted and I couldn't have done it without them!"
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We work only with the best tutors

How do we match these tutors to our students?

The secret lies in our proprietary dedicated tutor management system, TutorMatch. This platform enables our tutors to generate a personal profile of their skills and expertise. This enables us to select the very best tutors out of those who apply. This system has a number of benefits for our students:

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"I felt like I really got on with my tutors. Especially Orin, she was a godsend! Please pass on my thanks to her."
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Fast, efficient process of tutor selection.

We select the best tutors from an already elite group, based on your subject and University preferences.

Transparency of investment: tutors produce reports after every session to monitor progress.

77% of students on our Head Start Programmes get their Oxbridge place, our tutors help us achieve this.

Automation and data analysis means we are constantly improving the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Head Start Programme is designed for students aged 15-17 who are beginning to think about their higher education goals.

The Programme aims to put students in the best possible position for their upcoming GCSE and A-level exams, whilst giving them the skills they need to succeed at university and beyond.

We provide most of our tuition online, however, if you are set on in-person tuition we can provide this.

In person tuition is usually held in a location that’s convenient for you and your tutor in Central London, Cambridge or Oxford.

In some cases, it may be possible to have the sessions at your house depending on your location.

All tutors are current Oxbridge students, recent graduates or from a professional background. Our selection process ensures only the best tutors work for us, in roles most suited to their skill-sets.

UniAdmissions is commited to providing the highest quality service to you. If you are unhappy with your Programme at any point, you can contact your dedicated Programme Manager to arrange a new tutor and discuss any issues – we will do everything we can to keep you satisfied.

If you’re still unhappy with your Programme, we offer a 14-day cooling off period in which you can cancel and get a full refund, no questions asked.

These are sessions, created specifically for students on our Head Start Programme, are held monthly in a group setting with other Head Start students. These sessions will cover vital topics such as The Importance Of Goal Setting, Pricinciples Of Chemistry, Dealing With Conflict and various other topics.

The intention behind these topics is to set our students up with a firm foundation upon which they can build their application and academic future.

Enrichment is all about improving students by expanding their knowledge and improving the skills that university admissions tutors and employers seek.

Enrichment encompasses many different skills – we work with students to help them attain these skills and become the well-rounded candidate universities actively try to recruit.

The Head Start Programme is based on a self-led project, however, the tutoring sessions are customised completely to your individual needs and requirements.

If you feel you need support in one area, your tutor will focus on this area to ensure you are comfortable with it. Likewise, your tutor will identify areas for improvement and work with you to turn them into strengths.

The Head Start syllabus can be tailored by our Admissions Consultants to suit your requirements, no matter what the time of year is.

Speak with our Admissions Consultants now to find out how it would work for you specifically.

UniAdmissions is the leading Oxbridge admissions company in the UK – this gives us a unique insight into the essential skills Oxford and Cambridge are looking for.

With years of experience in the industry and the best tutors available, we are able to support students in a way no other company can.

Discuss Your Requirements With Our Admissions Consultants