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Personal Statement: do's and don't's

Personal Statement: do's and don't's

Writing a personal statement with Oxbridge in mind? Check out our handy guide: what to do and what to avoid in your personal statement.
College Life: The Lowdown

College Life: The Lowdown

The prospect of applying to Oxbridge may seem intimidating, especially if you're not sure what the college system involves - or what life will be like there. Here, we break down what exactly an Oxbridge college is.
Alternative Science Careers

Alternative Science Careers

Science isn't just about research and working in a lab - so if lab work isn't your thing, don't let this put you off studying a science at university. Here are some alternative careers for a science graduate.
Preparing for the BMAT

Preparing for the BMAT

Here we outline some crucial information you should know about the BMAT and advice so you can start making your preparation plan over the summer.
Preparing for the TSA

Preparing for the TSA

The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) is being used more widely in Oxford and Cambridge admissions processes to help universities narrow down candidates based on their score. Read our top tips on how to best prepare.
Famous philosophers you might study at Oxford and Cambridge

5 Practical Applications of Philosophy

If you haven’t studied it before, Philosophy might seem like a subject that bears little relation to the real world. Students are sometimes apprehensive to study it, but philosophy graduates are incredibly valuable to employers, due to the transferable skills that the subject provides. Here are some areas where philosophy becomes relevant that you might not expect.

4 Things To Remember During Your Work Experience

4 Things To Remember During Your Work Experience

Getting some practical work experience before applying to university is valuable no matter your subject, as it provides you with key transferable skills and showcases your initiative. If you’re looking to boost your personal statement by carrying out a work placement, here are some things to remember.

Opinions on Automation: Looking at the IPPR’s Economics Prize

How is the working world changing and what ideas do people have to adapt to it? Should digital companies face greater tax burdens? Bertie Wnek’s su...
What jobs can you get by studying politics

What jobs can you get by studying politics

Has there ever been a more exciting time to study Politics? From the shocking election of President Trump in America, the ongoing saga of Brexit in Britain, the rise (and fall?) of President Macron and En Marche in France, to the huge risk posed by Kim Jong-un and North Korea, there is plenty to discuss and debate. 

But what can studying all of this do for you?

A Day In The Life Of An Oxford Humanities Student

A Day In The Life Of An Oxford Humanities Student

When studying a humanities or social science at university, work is mostly done independently, and you have much more flexibility in your schedule. This is a typical Oxford humanities or social sciences student's day.
Personal Statements: Style and Structure

Personal Statements: Style and Structure

The personal statement forms a key part of your university application. At its best, a personal statement is a concise and individual footprint of your academic interests. At its worst it can be predictable, boring and cringe-inducing.