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How to stop mock exams from ruining your Christmas holiday

It sucks.Teachers schedule mock exams every January. That means, if you’re a conscientious student, that you need to spend the Christmas holidays revising. However, you don’t have to let revision ruin your Christmas holidays. Here are my top tips on stopping revision from ruining the most wonderful time of the year. How to stop mock […]

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How to Stand Out in an Oxford or Cambridge Personal Statement or Interview

It’s a question that comes up in the mind of anyone applying to the UK’s premier universities: “How do I stand out from all the other candidates?” The other day, Ami, a reader of my blog, wrote to me and asked me this exact question. Ami said: “I’m applying to Cambridge and to be honest […]

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University is priceless: why you can't put a price tag on a university education

I can’t stand it when people bang on about the price of university, whether it’s the media, parents and students or some of my lovely readers. I get it, money is very real. It buys you important stuff like food, clothes and a roof over your head. However, there are some things in life that you […]

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Engineering careers: solve the world's problems + a great starting salary

Would you like a career that: Uses all your intelligence, creativity, curiosity and problem solving abilities? Solves all the world’s most pressing problems like climate change and the aging population? Is at the cutting edge of technological and scientific development? Has more job opportunities than graduates, high starting salaries and rapid career progression? If you […]

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Oxbridge Interviews: what they're really looking for (Interview with the Admissions Tutor of Homerton College, Cambridge)

Oxbridge interviews are full of mystique. You hear alarming stories of things being thrown at candidates to see how they react. There are rumours of outright craziness from candidates like the time an Oxford interviewee was asked ‘What is courage?’. They replied ‘This,’ and walked straight out of the room. These stories can fill the […]

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