Find the right university for you and your academic future.

Experience the top UK universities to make an informed and competitive application.

Visit nine top UK universities and meet current students

Attend information sessions hosted by university admissions officers

Live on university campuses in student accommodation

Understand how your school grades relate to the UK university landscape and UCAS system with the help of our experienced guidance counsellors

Take part in personal statement writing and interview practice workshops

Make lasting friendships with other international students from all over the world

Our story

We have been running short educational courses for international students since 2010 as part of the BAC accredited educational company
Oxford Summer Courses.

During this time we have had lots of international students asking us about the many differences between UK universities and the application processes involved.

So we have developed a programme specifically for international students interested in UK universities to enable you to make a competitive application to the right course at the right university.

University Guidance

We are a team of highly experienced university guidance counsellors with an intimate understanding of the UK university landscape.

Attend one of our tours and receive specialist advice tailored to your aspirations, subject interest and university preferences, our experienced counsellors will:

  • Work with you to target the universities that best suit your academic profile
  • Help you understand the differences between studying and living in each university
  • Explain how the UCAS [Universities and Colleges Admissions Service] application system works
  • Work on your own personal development to help you make the most of your talents, with interactive workshops focussed on:
    • Writing effective personal statements
    • Interview technique
    • Careers guidance
Course benefits

Our tours are also designed carefully to ensure that you get the most out of your time with us and do not simply visit the location of the university but:

  • Meet current students who will answer any questions you have about life as a student there
  • Meet admissions departments of the universities for private talks aimed at your interests
  • Stay in student rooms to get a feel for whether you would like to study and live there

We limit places on our tours to 30 students, so you will get more interaction with your counsellors. As a result you will have the tools necessary to make a successful application to a university which:

  • You feel comfortable in
  • Suits your subject interest and profile
  • Has a course and location that excites you
Experience
University Visits

By attending our tour you will be exposed to the many different types of university on offer in the UK.

Campus universities
Campus University

Campus universities are spread over a large, secure central campus, and are often located slightly outside of the main city.

  • Bath University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Warwick University
  • Reading University
  • Exeter University
Collegiate universities
Collegiate university

Collegiate universities are made up of a number of smaller colleges (around 30) which are located across the city in which the university is located. Each college has its own character and feel.

  • Oxford University
  • Cambridge University
City centre universities
City centre university

City centre universities often do not have a single central campus but their buildings are located throughout the city.

  • Bristol University
  • Kings College, London
  • University College, London
  • London School of Economics
  • Imperial College

In each university you will tour the campus or university area, meet student ambassadors and talk to admissions departments gaining valuable knowledge of how each university works and the differences between them.

We will not simply be visiting the universities though. By staying in London, Bath, Exeter and Oxford you will experience city centre, collegiate and campus style accommodation and really understand whether this is the style of university for you.

Personal Development

During the week you will keep a journal of your experiences and after all your university visits are over you will take part in our tailored programme of workshops which will focus on the following topics:

  • Understand the UK university system – look at the differences in campus, collegiate, traditional and modern universities and analyse the benefits of each for you
  • Consider your options and subject choices – your motivation and personal preference and where may these choices take you in your future career
  • Introduction to the UCAS application system – work through the process of making an application and understand the application timetable
  • Interactive workshop on how to write an outstanding personal statement
  • Individual session on interview practice with top tips and techniques to help you shine

These sessions are led by an experienced university guidance counsellor with experience in both A Levels and International Baccalaureate. We will be challenging you to make a competitive application and you will need to come motivated to learn and understand how to improve your application and chances of gaining a place at a competitive university.

Schedule

Sunday

Arrivals London

London Orientation

Briefing session — Stay in London

Monday

Visit London Universities — KCL, UCL, SOAS, Queen Mary’s

Daily debrief

Overnight Bath

Tuesday

Visit Bristol, Bath Universities

Daily debrief

Overnight Exeter

Wednesday

Visit Exeter University

Travel to Oxford

Daily debrief

Overnight Oxford

Thursday

Visit Oxford, Brookes, Reading Universities

Daily debrief

Bicester Village shopping trip (optional) — Overnight Oxford

Friday

Visit Warwick University (or Cambridge University — optional)

Daily debrief

Guidance Counsellor Talk — Overnight Oxford

Saturday

Introduction to the UCAS system

Interview tips and practice

Personal statement workshop

Daily debrief

Farewell dinner — Overnight Oxford

Sunday

Departures

Prices and Dates

Our 2018 University Guidance Course will be running for ages 16-17 and 18-24 on the following dates:

Arrive

8th July

15th July

22nd July

 

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Depart

15th July

22nd July

29th July

£ 1,450

Included in the price is

Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and evening meal each day

All travel costs to and from selected universities

All cultural activities and heritage visits

All workshops, guidance and personal development activities

Up to 10 hours of individual/group sessions including daily de-briefing session

A three course college banquet on the final evening

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