All Posts by Lucy Parsons

[54] How to increase your chances of getting into Oxbridge

If you’re applying to Oxford or Cambridge University you’re undoubtedly aware of how competitive it is to get in. But, you’re also clever enough to realise that there are ways that you can improve your chances of getting in. In this podcast episode and blog post I’m going to give you some top tips on […]

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[53] Why we need to think differently about applying to Oxbridge

In recent years it has felt as if getting into Oxbridge has got even tougher. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always been hard with the demand for exceptionally good grades at both GCSE and A Level as well as a raft of high-calibre supra-curricular and extra-curricular experiences. However, in recent years I’ve seen students with exceptional […]

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[52] When to start a UCAS application – the timelines explained

If your child is planning on going to university you’re probably wondering how much the process has changed since you were at that stage, and what needs to be done when. In this blog post I’m going to explain when to start a UCAS application as well as all the timelines leading up to starting […]

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What are supra-curricular activities?

      You’ve probably heard of extracurricular activities, which are the things that you do over and above the curriculum, such as sport and music. However, do you know what supra-curricular activities are and why they are important?     What are supra-curricular activities? Supra-curricular activities are things that you do to extend and […]

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[51] Dyspraxia: how support a child with dyspraxia with Rosaline Van de Weyer

Often overlooked and misdiagnosed – dyspraxia affects 1 in 10 in the UK. In this week’s episode, we’re joined by dyspraxia and neurological expert Rosaline Van de Weyer, to learn more about the condition. We uncover how as a parent you can best support your child, learning strategies for students, and how schools have improved […]

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[50] How to revise when you’re grieving with Dipti Tait

Every year, students or parents very sadly contact me to ask how to revise for exams and do their very best alongside grief. Grief expert and hypnotherapist Dipti Tait joins the show to uncover the grieving process, and how you can use grief to help you and not hinder you. Having experienced personal loss herself, […]

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