A post for:
- Young people focused on having a positive impact with their study and careers, looking to apply for undergraduate courses at top UK universities (e.g. Oxford & Cambridge)
- EAs in contact with high school students who they may wish to refer for UK admissions support (e.g. students who have engaged with EA through outreach programmes or their local EA group)
I'm offering a free programme of 1:1 admissions support for students applying to top UK universities in the forthcoming admissions cycle.
UPDATE: Note this programme is paused for 2023 while I am on maternity leave, but if you are in need of support with your university application, or have any questions, please get in touch and I will help as much as I can.
Goals of the programme
- To provide young people focused on having a positive impact with their study and careers with support in preparing for UK university applications, particularly to the most elite and competitive universities such as Oxford & Cambridge. Rationale: by gaining admission to the most elite and high quality universities, students increase their chance of having impactful academic and career opportunities in the future.
- To guide & mentor students in degree course/major choices to best suit their interests and abilities, and to facilitate their long term academic/career goals. Rationale: by choosing the most appropriate degree course, students will be better placed to facilitate their future plans and optimise their future positive impact.
The Programme - Apply Here!
Note the programme is paused for 2023 - please get in touch if there’s anything I can help you with though.
The programme is free of charge. Successful applicants will receive remote 1:1 support, with regular sessions to support with application preparation, including:
- Choosing a degree course
- Strategic university choices (& Oxbridge college choices)
- Supercurricular development
- Preparing the UCAS personal statement (& SAQ for Cambridge)
- Preparing for admissions tests and interviews
If the programme is oversubscribed with eligible applicants, support may also be offered via group sessions, webinars, resources, and correspondence.
The programme is being run pro bono by Hannah Rowberry, a Cambridge graduate and former Oxford Admissions & Access Officer, now working as admissions consultant. Hannah developed her interests in Effective Altruism through volunteering with SHIC, developing resources and programmes for schools.
Eligibility and selection priorities
You are eligible to apply for this programme if:
- You are applying to UK universities for undergraduate courses in the forthcoming admissions cycle (i.e. October 15th 2022 or January 25th 2023 deadlines) If you are applying in subsequent years, but would like guidance on your current preparations for university, please get in touch
- You are interested in having a positive impact on making the world a better place, and would like to pursue this further within your studies and career
- You have a strong academic profile and would be able to make a competitive application to top UK universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge (e.g. you have mostly 7/8/9s at GCSE, and are predicted A/A*s in your A levels)
Priorities in selection if oversubscribed:
- Students with a strong commitment and interest in having a positive impact with their studies and careers, with clear intentions to pursue this
- UK universities are your main (or equal) priority compared to other options globally
- Students with fewer sources of support elsewhere (e.g. your school does not have much expertise in UK/Oxbridge admissions)
- Students from backgrounds which are underrepresented in UK universities (minority ethnic background, first generation, low income household, disabled)
Note that all eligible students are encouraged to apply, the above prioritisation will only be used if oversubscribed, to prioritise the programme for students who will most benefit from support.
Please make an application via the Application Form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, however spaces are limited, so early application is recommended. I will aim to respond within a week of an application being submitted, with support starting from May onwards.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please feel free to get in touch or connect via LinkedIn.
If you are sharing this with student contacts, the above information is also available in this flyer if this is a more useful format.
Thank yous: many thanks to Bastian Stern, Catherine Low, Jamie Harris, & Peter McIntyre for your inspiration, support & encouragement!