Parents often ask why they should consider engaging an expert consultant to work alongside their son or daughter, when schools offer support to sixth form students in-house. Here are a few key reasons to engage with an independent expert.
Effective, targeted, relevant course & university research
The internet can be confusing. There’s so much information about universities and courses. Your consultant has years of experience, building their knowledge by talking to universities and students. Sharing this knowledge will steer your son or daughter towards the right courses and universities for them.
Personal & individual advice
Sixth form staff are busy people, with many students to guide. The university and careers programme delivered by many schools is impressive, giving a fantastic overview of university courses and career options.
Our University Consultancy Services complement this programme via more intensive 1-2-1 video call sessions with your son or daughter to really kickstart their individual choices in a much more personal and independent way.
Choosing a university & course is one of the most important decisions in a young person’s life
Statistics show many get it wrong and either change course or leave. Engaging an education consultant to work with your son or daughter 1-2-1 reassures parents there’s someone with expert knowledge, guiding them in making these life changing decisions.
Keeping parents informed that the UCAS application is on track
Teenagers don’t tend to communicate on progress. Schools often forget to keep parents in the loop. Deadlines can be looming, and we often find parents are in the dark. Engaging an expert to work alongside your son or daughter means you’ll be involved where you’d like input, as well as being updated on choices, goals, and the progress of the UCAS applications.
Our university consultancy services
A member of our expert consultancy team ask for details about your family and your son or daughter’s university goals. The more you can tell us at this stage, the quicker we can help you. They will then recommend the best university consultancy services package for you, explain the outcomes the service will achieve, as well as explaining the associated fees.
Once we have spent time getting to know you and your family, we will carefully match you with the right consultant from our team. Your consultant will reach out to you to set up a 30-minute, complimentary "get to know you" video call. This way, you can ask questions about their expertise and approach to advice before deciding whether or not to proceed.
After your initial consultation call, we will reach out to you to see if you would like to move forward with our university consultancy services. If you decide to proceed, we will send you an invoice for our service fees. This could be all fees due upfront, or an initial deposit payment for part of a package, depending on the service.
Your son or daughter will then work with our consultant’s guidance until the outcomes of your university consultancy services are completed. Your consultant will keep you up to date on progress, ask for your input and answer any questions you may have. We’ll also be on hand to help if you need any further guidance.
"Your service was very useful in helping my daughter to complete her personal statement. The advice process involved her straight away and got her to think about herself, what she has to offer, and why she wants to study this course. Completing an online personality questionnaire was a great start that got both of them on the same page."
When it comes to applying to university it can be overwhelming trying to find the best course and the right university. Our expert team is here to help you find the perfect option for the next step in your education, call us today.
Frequently asked questions
How to choose the best UK university & course
Our university consultancy services are designed to take the stress out of career and higher education decision making, by building on careers guidance and research done in school. Our team of careers experts will mentor your teenager throughout the UK university application process, enabling them to clarify their university and course choices, and guiding them towards completing an effective UCAS application.
How to make an irresistible UCAS application?
Applications are competitive. Students need to stand out from the crowd and make the admissions tutor want to offer you a place, rather than another student. A strong, appropriate academic profile and an irresistible personal profile are the key to success. Our personal statement framework and review of draft service offers access to support from one of our consultants with just this element of the UCAS application. Whatever your choice of course or university preferences, this can be a very cost-effective solution to the writer’s block which often occurs when writing personal statements.
How do I apply to Oxford or Cambridge University?
Oxford and Cambridge (Oxbridge) are two of the oldest and finest universities in the world, with a global reputation for academic excellence. An undergraduate degree from Oxbridge is the foundation stone upon which a highly successful career is built. Students who are planning to apply to Oxbridge should be thinking of their course choice and preparing their intellectual development from the age of around 14 or 15, perhaps even earlier.
How do I apply for medicine, law or other vocational courses?
Applying to study Medicine or Law in the UK is an intensively competitive and demanding process where decisions are made on fine margins. It’s essential to spend time on the process and, ideally, work individually with an educational consultant who has in-depth experience of supporting families through the entire process. The entire preparation process should start at the beginning of Year 12 (or during the summer holiday at the end of Year 11).