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Latest News

Top tips for exam preparation 14/04/2014

Make your Easter exam preparation a little more bearable with Dr Charbin's latest blog for medical and biological sciences applicants.

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Expanding your wider reading 07/04/2014

Now that April's here, what should you be reading to make sure you get ahead of the game?

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How to choose the right interview topics. 31/03/2014

Our PPE blogger, Resham, is here to show you how to pick the best interview topics, so you always have something impressive to say.

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What is it you like about Science? 25/03/2014

Mathangi, our blogger for the 'Hard Sciences', is helping you through the coming months with her step by step guide to a successful application.

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Considering Law or Land Economy? 17/03/2014

Our Law blogger Jonathan is putting together a month by month plan on what you can be doing now to help you prepare for your application.

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Choosing the right three topics. 10/03/2014

Thinking ahead to what you want to read over the summer is surprisingly strategic.

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How safe is the bitcoin? 05/03/2014

This weeks most interesting stories from around the world, to help you stay up to date in whatever your chosen field may be; and a few others besides!

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Choosing the course that's right for you. 05/03/2014

Some people don't give it a second thought, but it's always wise taking some time to make sure that your chosen course is exactly right for you.

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How many scientists does it take to change a light bulb? 05/03/2014

Edison wasn't the only chap involved... check out our latest blog on the process of inventions and how teamwork is important to your application.

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How can a day out with Granny help with your application? 05/03/2014

Josh Higgot, Cambridge English graduate and blogger extraordinaire studies symbols as evolving language through time following a trip to the V&A Pearl Exhibition...

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Are you in the Cambridge Pool? 13/01/2014

We've had a lot of queries coming in about the Cambridge pool. If you've been pooled and aren't sure what to expect you can click here for the info from the universities, or call us on +44 (0)207 499 2394 for some extra advice.

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The offers are coming in! 06/01/2014

We've already heard from the first few applicants who have received their letters from Cambridge. If you haven't heard anything yet do not worry - just hold tight. You will hear soon, and when you hear has nothing to do with your success. Good luck!

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"Only 10% of a person's cells are human" 02/01/2014

Dr Adrian Charbin explores the extraordinary ecosystem that makes up a human being in his blog this month.

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Wishing you a very happy 2014 02/01/2014

Happy New Year! For all those expecting to hear back from interviews in the next couple of weeks we wish you the very best of luck. If you are called up for extra interviews at Cambridge, we will be on hand to help and advise so please do just get in touch on +44 (0)207 499 2394 or email info@oxbrid

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The festive season is here! 19/12/2013

Most of you will now have finished your interviews and can finally relax after all that prep. Well done to all of you who have gone through the application process this year. We hope you have a wonderful break and new year.

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Life on other planets and a male contraceptive pill in "Keeping You Current" 06/12/2013

Our final "Keeping You Current" of the year has gone out today with some fascinating subject-relevant stories. Just click here to check it out and get up to date on interesting current affairs in your subject.

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Oxford vs Cambridge Rugby Varsity Match 02/12/2013

The 12th December sees dark blue and light blue clash at Twickenham. A great traditional occasion for the sport and a chance to don scarves and enjoy some mulled wine even for those who don't understand Rugby at all. Who will you support?

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Filling up fast 27/11/2013

Due to a sudden rush in bookings on our final Interview Preparation Day, we have almost run out of spaces. If you would like some extra preparation, please get in touch with us within the next 48 hours to make sure we can provide the appropriate subject-specific tutors for you. Looking forward to

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Resham vs Russell 19/11/2013

In a new and controversial blog, our PPEist Resham Kotecha argues against some of Russell Brand's calls to action in the recent, infamous interview with Jeremy Paxman. Oxbridge Applications is interested to hear your view. Does abstaining from the vote do good or evil as a political move for those..

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Discovering long lost treasure 08/11/2013

A cache of 1,400 pieces of art from Chagall to Matisse has been found in an apartment in Augsburg, 70 years after they were looted by the Nazis. Read about this and more in this week's 'Keeping You Current'

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Who are the real artists? 28/10/2013

Our brand new arts blogger Jenni Mackenzie writes on Punchdrunk and other interactive art installations that are changing the way we think about who the real artists are...

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How far is too far in the fight for equality? 27/10/2013

This week's 'Keeping You Current' looks at the controversial group Femen's exploits, as well as arguments that more patients should be experimented on, and a study that finds marmosets to be natural conversationalists. Check out our weekly instalments of the best subject-specific news out there...

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We're visitng Dubai 21/10/2013

We are super-excited to be coming over to Dubai this Saturday 26th to hold an Oxbridge Preparation Day. We can't wait to meet all you Oxbridge hopefuls and give you loads of advice, tutorials and mock interviews to get you ready for the challenges ahead.

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Our final Admissions Test Seminar 17/10/2013

Saturday 19th October is our final Admissions Test Seminar. We can't wait to see all of you brilliant BMATters, and those sitting the Cambridge Law Test, ELAT, TSA and HAT.

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Calling all applicants from Dubai - our events are happening near you! 16/10/2013

We are very excited to see all you bright Oxbridge hopefuls in Dubai on Saturday 26th October for our Oxbridge Preparation Day.

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Calling all Malaysian applicants - our events are happening near you! 14/10/2013

We are very excited to see all you bright Oxbridge hopefuls in Malaysia this Tuesday for our Oxbridge Preparation Day.

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Calling all Malaysian applicants - our events are happening near you! 14/10/2013

We are very excited to see all you bright Oxbridge hopefuls in Malaysia this Tuesday for our Oxbridge Preparation Day.

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Our first international events are upon us - join us in Hong Kong & Singapore 07/10/2013

We are very excited to see all you bright Oxbridge hopefuls in Hong Kong this Saturday, and Singapore this Sunday for our Oxbridge Preparation Days.

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BMAT, TSA and LNAT 03/10/2013

We can't wait for this Saturday when we're holding our Admissions Test Seminars for the BMAT, LNAT and TSA Oxford. We are so looking forward to meeting all of you brilliant bright Oxbridge hopefuls and putting you through your paces to get you prepared for your tests. We'll see you then!

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Today we've been featured in The Independent... 02/10/2013

...giving you some of our choicest tips on how to write a beautiful statement, take control of your Admissions Test and speak confidently in your interview. Check it out

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Solving a 300 yr-old problem 19/09/2013

In our weekly instalments of "Keeping You Current" we round up all the most interesting and important subject specific news for you. This week scientists have been working on which way the earth spins, and where imagination is located in the human brain!

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Who killed the woolly mammoths? 12/09/2013

Keeping up to date with current affairs is vital for your interview performance, so every week we help you by collecting together the best news stories. This week - who killed the mammoths? and what the discovery of vast water reserves in Kenya will mean for geopolitics

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Obesity's a BIG issue 11/09/2013

Our biochemistry expert Dr Charbin blogs about the BIG issue of obesity. Medics and biological scientists - a must read...

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Understanding the Syrian conflict 10/09/2013

Resham Kotecha sums up the Syrian conflict and selects the best articles to help you get a grasp of this complex issue in her latest blog.

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Van Gogh’s most famous painting and what’s going on in Syria? 07/09/2013

This week's keeping you current - click here!

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Bedlam burial grounds and gongoozling 16/08/2013

We keep you up to date with fun subject-specific news to make sure you are aware of relevant news stories in your subject

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Your results 16/08/2013

Following yesterday's results we had a lot of people calling for advice. If you need any tips and guidance on how you can continue with your application. Just call our offices on 0207 499 2394. We're here to help.

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A LEVEL RESULTS DAY! 15/08/2013

Butterflies in your tummy? Today's the big day you've been waiting for. OA wishes you all the best and we'll be on the phones all day to advise you on clearing and the next steps of your application.

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We're in the Huffington Post 15/08/2013

With the recent revelation that 11 of Obama's innermost circle are Oxford graduates, we considered the value of an Oxford or Cambridge degree on a global scale

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Best of luck for tomorrow 14/08/2013

Tomorrow is AS level results day and at every finger here at Oxbridge Towers is crossed for you. We really hope you get everything you deserve and your hard work pays off.

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Murder, Trolling and Acupuncture - Keeping you Current! 14/08/2013

We keep current so you don't have to. Click here for last week's edition, which included some extraordinary stories, from televised murder trials to twitter abuse. Students and parents can sign up to receive these weekly updates and more!

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Cambridge Open Days 4th and 5th July! 14/08/2013

Come to Cambridge tomorrow to take a look around the majestic city and find out about all the courses on offer this year. Oxbridge Applications look forward to seeing you there... Sign up here to claim your free Oxbridge book TODAY

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Cambridge College Chefs battle it out in Culinary Competition! 14/08/2013

Chefs will go head-to-head in six live classes to showcase their skills in the kitchen. And who said food in the college canteens was bad??

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Oxford open day today! Claim your free book here 27/06/2013

Were you on the open day today? Have you received a bookmark? Click here for the link to sign up for your free book today....

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Oxford open day today! Claim your free book here 27/06/2013

Were you on the open day today? Have you received a bookmark? Click here for the link to sign up for your free book today....

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Oxford open day today! Claim your free book here 27/06/2013

Were you on the open day today? Have you received a bookmark? Click here for the link to sign up for your free book today....

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Dalai Lama coming to Cambridge! 22/04/2013

Spiritual leader speaking at Global Scholars Symposium.

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Oxford wins annual boatrace in 2013! 02/04/2013

Cambridge have now won the race 81 times and Oxford 77 times, with a dead heat in 1877. Check out some of the correspondence...

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Applications to Oxbridge from regions including North East massively down 26/03/2013

Only 540 students applied to Oxbridge from the North East last year. Both universities will be trying to encourage many more students from regional areas of the UK to apply this year. The last student conference happens tomorrow in Merseyside!

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Digital avatar can express human emotion 20/03/2013

A virtual 'talking head' has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering which could be used to replace text messaging.

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Cambridge Matlads win university Robot Wars competition 19/03/2013

Cambridge University students used their skills in engineering, physics and maths to compete in a university-wide challenge to build a robot!

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World Poverty on the decrease! Report from Oxford University 18/03/2013

Check out news from Oxford University's poverty and human development initiative that claims that due to national aid and development programmes, "The world is witnessing a epochal 'global rebalancing'"

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Cambridge Science Festival in full swing 14/03/2013

For the scientifically minded, why not take a trip to the labs and lecture halls of Cambridge this March? From Richard Dawkin's debates on Science and Faith to how photographs can be developed in coffee... the mind will boggle!

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Check out a VIDEO of one of our events on You Tube... 14/03/2013

Our Interview Preparation Days each November & December support students with their subject-specific preparation. Every student attends a communications class, 2-4 mock interviews as well as an academic tutorial. http://bit.ly/11rUh9O

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OA quoted in Huffington Post 13/03/2013

Oxbridge Applications told HuffPost UK shaking up the application process "could be exciting". "University-set admissions tests could present a positive step. However, while it’s a good idea to change the existing system, I think it’s not a good idea to introduce a universal test."

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Choosing Advisors for Admissions 28/01/2013

How do you find the best advice for YOUR university application? Have a look at this New York Times article where Jane Welsh, our Director of Asia-Pacific gives insight on how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, and discusses the particular difficulties faced by international students.

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University application: students' top 10 questions 13/11/2012

Worried about university admissions deadlines, personal statements or finding the best courses? You're not alone. UCAS shares the 10 most frequently asked questions from its website.

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University rich-poor divide 'narrows' 08/11/2012

The gap in numbers of people from the richest and poorest sections of society going to university in England has narrowed, the Institute for Fiscal Studies reports.

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Oxbridge and medical applications increase by 2% 24/10/2012

The Telegraph has reported that applications to courses with an October 15 deadline – including medicine and all Oxford and Cambridge degrees – rose to their highest-ever level this autumn.

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OA advises the South China Morning Post on international Oxbridge applications 22/10/2012

Oxbridge Applications' Director of Asia-Pacific, Jane Welsh, has been featured in the South China Morning Post, advising international students on the Oxbridge admissions process.

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Discount on our Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol Interview Preparation Days when you book next w.. 18/10/2012

For a limited time only, we are offering a £40 discount on our Gold Package, which includes 4 mock interviews!

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Universities 'should offer poor pupils automatic interview', says Alan Milburn 18/10/2012

England's universities should give pupils from poor backgrounds guaranteed interviews and lower offers, a key report on social mobility says.

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Oxford University interviews: what questions do tutors ask at interview? 15/10/2012

With the UCAS deadline looming, tutors at University of Oxford offer some example interview questions, as well as their take on how the questions should be approached.

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Website maintenance on Saturday 13th October 12/10/2012

On Saturday 13th October, we will be performing some essential maintenance on the Oxbridge Applications website. As a result, there will be a period of downtime on our website, from 8am on Saturday 13th October, from 8am until approximately 12pm.

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Oxbridge Applications in the Huffington Post 12/10/2012

We've been featured in the Huffington Post, giving our last minute advice to students, just in time for the UCAS deadline!

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Our brand new 2012 Course Reports 12/10/2012

We've just released our brand new 2012 Course Reports, ideal for helping students to gain a closer look at the courses available at Oxford and Cambridge.

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Oxford's new access fellow 09/10/2012

For the first time, an Oxbridge college has appointed a full-time access fellow, Dr Peter Claus, of Pembroke College. Today in The Telegraph, he comments on the application process from an access perspective.

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A don's guide to Oxbridge applications. 08/10/2012

The Telegraph has interviewed two don's, from Oxford and Cambridge, and asked them to provide their top tips for an Oxbridge application.

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Oxbridge in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 08/10/2012

Oxbridge is holding strong in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with Oxford coming in 2nd and Cambridge coming in 7th.

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OA in the Telegraph 05/10/2012

Our Managing Director, Caroline Lindner, has been featured in the Telegraph, giving her input on five things you should know before applying to Oxbridge.

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Our brand new video 02/10/2012

Oxbridge Applications ha released a brand new on YouTube, all about what we offer Oxbridge applicants!

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OA on the radio 01/10/2012

One of our directors, Jane, has been travelling around Asia spreading the word about Oxbridge Applications. Here she is on Hong Kong radio speaking about what it takes to get into Oxbridge.

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Oxbridge Applications on the Wall Street Journal 25/09/2012

One of our Directors, Jane Welsh, was featured earlier today on the Wall Street Journal, giving advice to students who want to apply to Oxford and Cambridge.

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Brighter career thinking 16/08/2012

Congratulations to our friends at Bright Network on their clever careers advice in the Times last week! Bright Network specialise in introducing the brightest undergraduates, from Times Top 20 and Russell Group Universities, to the best graduate opportunities. Read their advice...

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Oxford Admissions Tests 16/07/2012

Admissions tests are a hurdle more and more applicants are having to jump in order to a make a successful application to Oxford. Now 70% courses at Oxford are requiring admissions tests - and 85% of all Oxford applicants will have to sit an admissions test.

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Generous support for Oxford 12/07/2012

One Oxford alumnus has made an extremely generous donation to the university, which he hopes will send the message that no student should ever consider money a barrier to achieving their academic potential. Michael Moritz, a graduate of Christ Church, Oxford has given his alma mater £75 million.

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The End of GCSEs? 25/06/2012

Last week Michael Gove announced that he was going to scrap GCSEs in favour of a return to the old O-level and GCE system. Now politicians are in fury because they weren't consulted on the change - and teachers are left wondering where the next big education shake up will come from.

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Excellence at a price 06/06/2012

Professor AC Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities, the UK's first private university, has predicted that top universities - like Oxford and Cambridge - will have to charge over £9000 per annum in order to sustain their reputations for academic excellence.

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More copied Personal Statements 23/05/2012

UCAS saw a rise in the numbers of copied personal statements last year with 8500 students suspected of not submitting an original statement.

Never copy another statement: instead look at our free online resources for tips on writing yours!

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OA tutors make headlines 11/05/2012

We're very impressed with our History and HAT tutor, Oliver Cox, whose PhD research has been making a splash.

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State school applicants 08/05/2012

With criticism levelled at both schools and universities, we ask whether state schools are biased against Oxbridge.

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Open Day advice 30/04/2012

With Open Days around the corner, the Telegraph & OA's Rachel Spedding give advice on getting the most from your visit.

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Oxford honours teachers 25/04/2012

On Friday Oxford University honoured inspirational teachers - nominated by the first year students they helped to succeed.

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GCSEs to University 23/04/2012

Super head Tommy Cookson gives students and parents advice on the importance of GCSE grades & research for top university spots.

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Oxbridge Admissions 26/03/2012

The percentage of state-school students who receive an offer from Oxbridge is lower than the percentage who apply.

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Oxbridge to Oxbridge 22/03/2012

Figures show that more applicants from Oxford and Cambridge are admitted to Oxbridge than any other constituency.

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World's best unis 15/03/2012

Cambridge and Oxford are in 3rd and 6th place, but other UK universities are slipping in the face of competition from Asia.

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Creating Dreaming Spires 12/03/2012

A Hackney school spent £6000 to turn an old staffroom into a Oxbridge tutor's room to help students get used to the surroundings.

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Admissions Engineering 02/03/2012

Read our take the question of Oxbridge admissions tutors factoring your background into their decision to make you an offer.

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Engineering Admissions 23/02/2012

Should Oxbridge tutors take an applicant's background into account? One Telegraph blogger looks at this thorny issue.

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Private-State divide 08/02/2012

New figures show bright students from state schools still less likely to get a place at Oxbridge than private school students.

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Students on Interviews 30/01/2012

The Oxbridge interview is always a polemical topic - three Cambridge students give their take on the interviews.

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More and more A*s 16/01/2012

More universities are asking for A*s and even those that don't reveal they will use the grade to distinguish between applicants.

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Behind the scenes 11/01/2012

Ever wondered how admissions tutors make their decisions? The Guardian takes us behind closed doors at Cambridge.

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Postcode Lottery 05/01/2012

Figures have emerged which reveal that Surrey sent more students to Oxbridge than 1/3 of England's local authorities combined.

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Dropping the snobbery 15/12/2011

Baroness Kennedy, Principle of Mansfield College, Oxford explains why 84% of the college's intake is from the state sector.

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Worst interview ever... 08/12/2011

'Tis the season for people to reminisce about their Oxbridge interview - and we haven't heard one worse than this from 1962...

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The interviews are here 08/12/2011

With Oxbridge applicants going up over the next two weeks, one Telegraph blogger investigates the method in the interview madness.

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Word of the Year 08/12/2011

Ever wondered which words most represent our times? OUP has a quick note on this year's word of the year.

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In defence of interviews 08/12/2011

Cambridge don and blogger, Mary Beard, explains the purpose of the interview - and of those seeming bizarre questions.

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Applying post-results 08/12/2011

UCAS is contemplating an overhaul of the admissions process. We speak to the Huffington Post on how this affects Oxbridge.

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Effect of tuition fees 08/12/2011

New evidence suggests that Oxford, Cambridge, Veterinary and Medical applications remain at the same level, but applications for other subjects have dropped by 40%

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The Daily Telegraph 13/10/2011

Even The Daily Telegraph won't let you relax... printing some of our favourite TSA questions from our book - Think you can Think?

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Top GCSEs demanded 05/10/2011

Top universities are now demanding a string of As and A*s at GCSE as well as the obligatory As at A level.

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A-level re-marks 05/10/2011

Head teachers have condemned inaccuracies in A-level marking, which have nearly cost students places at top UK universities.

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Cambridge hits the top spot 12/08/2011

Cambridge has overtaken Oxford in this year's university league table.

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Question mark over A* 04/08/2011

With 12000 students with an A* turned away, is the new grade really helping elite universities select the best?

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Personal Statement Tips 04/07/2011

Oxbridge Applications' Director, Rachel Spedding gives the Times' School Gate Blog our advice on writing your personal statement.

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Applications Advice 06/06/2011

Our Managing Director, Rachel Spedding, gives SecEd our advice on applying to university this year.

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No confidence in reforms 01/06/2011

Cambridge acadmics are expected to pass a vote of 'no confidence' in the universities minister over his tuition fee reforms.

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UK University fees 14/04/2011

New information shows that almost 75% of UK universities are planning on charging £9000 for 2012 entry.

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Cambridge Admissions 06/04/2011

A Cambridge don has argued that the university should not give lower offers to students who are applying from failing schools.

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Cambridge Science Fair 23/03/2011

The Cambridge Science Fair kicks off this week with live demonstrations and access all areas lab passes!

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New Oxford Record 15/03/2011

State school pupils received 58.5% of offers for 2011 entry.

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Alarm over fee hike 10/03/2011

What do Oxford and Cambridge think about the the rise in tuition fees?

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Independent thinking 21/02/2011

Managing Director, Rachel Spedding on independent thinking in the Independent.

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Oxbridge on TV 04/02/2011

Company founder, James Uffindell, discusses The Value of a Degree on ITV1's Tonight. Catch up with ITV Player.

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Mossbourne Academy 25/01/2011

Congratulations to the 10 pupils who were offered places at Cambridge this year!

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A*s at Oxford 17/01/2011

The University of Oxford has just announced that some 2011 applicants will be asked for an A* at A level.

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The Oxbridge factor... 17/01/2011

So you want to go to Oxbridge? Tell me about a banana... the Sunday Times features the new edition of our book.

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The key to Oxbridge? 13/09/2010

The Independent takes a look at the new edition of our book, So you want to go to Oxbridge? Tell me about a banana...

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Is Oxbridge posh? 31/08/2010

Is Oxbridge still the preserve of the posh? The Times Educational Supplement investigates...

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Worried about results? 20/08/2010

What to do when hiccups happen... Our consultants offer their top tips at this important time.

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Record-breaking results 20/08/2010

The latest A level results spark even fiercer competition for university places.

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Access to Oxbridge 20/08/2010

New research suggests some state school teachers are reluctant to encourage their students to apply to Oxbridge.

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More British students to 'study abroad' 04/08/2010

The Universities offer an answer to poor language skills crippling graduates' job prospects.

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Cracking Oxbridge 04/08/2010

Company Founder James Uffindell talks to the Financial Times.

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Outsmarting Oxbridge 13/07/2010

Bloomberg magazine follows us to our Interview Preparation Weekend to talk about applying to Oxbridge.

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Preparing for interviews 13/07/2010

James Uffindell talks to Libby Purves on BBC Radio 4's the Learning Curve about preparing for interviews.

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What to read?... 09/07/2010

The Times School Gate blog publishes our top reading recommendations for aspiring Oxbridge undergraduates...

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The class of 2006: As pupils await their A Level results they also face an uncertain future 29/06/2010

Oxbridge Applications features in the Independent on Sunday.

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