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UCAS Deadline: How to Apply

The deadline for most university courses for 2019 entry is the 15th January. So as the clock is ticking down towards the deadline, we look at the key steps you need to complete to get your application in on time. Register If you haven’t done so already, make sure you register with UCAS to gain…

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Unexpected Oxbridge Interview Questions

If you are successful enough to have secured an Oxbridge interview, then we’re sure you won’t have got this far by expecting it to be easy. But are you really prepared for everything you might be asked? Below are some of the most unusual and unexpected questions asked during Oxbridge interviews, with rationale from Oxbridge…

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Anyone for a Gap Year?

Back in the day – we are talking about 30 years ago now – it was completely normal to take a gap year before going to university.  Hardly anyone went straight there. Everyone wanted to have a tale of adventures and near scrapes in far flung places to relate on their first day at uni. …

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The Benefits of a University ‘Year in the Field’

A ‘sandwich year’, ‘year out’, ‘study abroad’, ‘work experience’, call it what you will , many universities encourage their students to consider spending their third year “out in the field”. This time can be spent gaining industrial experience through a work placement, studying abroad or a combination of the two. In this blog, we look…

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Writing the Perfect UCAS Personal Statement

Key points to remember for your UCAS Form: Deadline for submission of the UCAS form for almost all courses and universities is 15 January 2019, 18.00 UK time. Your personal statement should be a maximum of 47 lines, and 4,000 characters. Don’t confuse ‘characters’ with ‘words’: 4,000 characters is about 600 words! You can only write one…

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Preparing for Interview for Medical School

You have done your research, made your selection of 4 medical schools, honed your personal statement and submitted your UCAS application, now you wait with eager anticipation to see if you will get an interview.  Only 1 in 3 applicants gets invited to interview so to even get to this stage is impressive.  But preparing…

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Preparing for University Interviews

For most students applying to study in the UK, once the UCAS form is filled in and sent off, you can sit back, relax and wait for the offers to come in.  However, for particular courses and universities this is just the start point of the process.  If you are applying to Oxford or Cambridge,…

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Choosing a University

Gabbitas Education has worked with hundreds of students across the years when choosing a University and securing a place at the best Universities in the UK. Here are the top ten factors to consider when looking for a University. 1. The Course Pick a course that you think you will enjoy, if the course doesn’t…