Applying for Medicine in the UK

Medicine and UCAS: The toughest thing you’ll go through as an A-level student I remember hearing from my family members and seniors about how tough it is to be a medical applicant to UK universities. In fact, getting a place at any university seemed close to impossible. And this is the point of this article:Continue reading “Applying for Medicine in the UK”

English Personal Statement

Nadia Tasneem is currently studying BA in English at University College London (UCL), and is graduating in 2021. This personal statement was part of her successful application to University College London (UCL), University of Warwick, Kings College London and University of Bristol for English. I was not allowed to watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, orContinue reading “English Personal Statement”

Actuarial Science/ Maths & Stats/ MORSE Personal Statement

Lim Yeak Seng is currently reading Actuarial Science at the London School of Economics and Politics (LSE). This personal statement is part of his successful application to LSE, City University London, Heriot-Watt University and University of Warwick for MORSE. I am intrigued by how stochastic processes are applied in probability theory, in order to captureContinue reading “Actuarial Science/ Maths & Stats/ MORSE Personal Statement”

Physics Personal Statement

Jiaxen Lau is currently reading Physics in University of Oxford. This personal statement was part of his successful application to University of Oxford, Royal Holloway, University of London; University of Warwick, University of St Andrew and Durham University. For me, the most exciting thing about physics is the thought of what it can help usContinue reading “Physics Personal Statement”

Pre-U Subject Choices for UK-Bound Students

Earlier this year, the Russell Group published their 2015/16 “Informed Choice” pamphlet, accompanied by a video, explaining the value and importance of taking facilitating subjects as a dominant part of a student’s Pre-U subject choices. These facilitating subjects, e.g. the sciences, history, maths, further maths, languages, English Literature and geography, as the lobbying group forContinue reading “Pre-U Subject Choices for UK-Bound Students”

A Coffee Enthusiast’s Application to Oxford for Physics

Applying to Oxford for Physics (Not my Dad’s) If you’re reading this, you just might possibly be considering the thought of maybe perhaps APPLYING FOR PHYSICS at Oxford. Do it. My dad (whose physics application advice is also on this website) and I are the only Malaysian physicists here and we’d love for you allContinue reading “A Coffee Enthusiast’s Application to Oxford for Physics”

Cambridge Mathematics Interview

Image Source My interview session was held in Taylor’s College (where I did A-level), and was one- on-one. I forgot who my interviewer was, but I remember he was a math professor at Cambridge and had Erdos number 4 (whoa). The interview was scheduled for half an hour, and he pretty much cut me offContinue reading “Cambridge Mathematics Interview”

Cambridge Interview: Natural Sciences (Churchill College)

Image Source So you wanna make it to Cambridge? Well listen up, fellow knowledge-seeker, for this path is not for the faint-hearted. The journey to Cambridge is difficult and for the most part a lot of luck. I will recount to you my experience being interviewed in Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Do not however,Continue reading “Cambridge Interview: Natural Sciences (Churchill College)”

UK Dentistry Application

Image Source Hello to all the teeth lovers! I’m here to help you through the dental application. Here’s some of my advice. Work Attachment / Job Shadowing Work attachment is of utmost importance, not only because it can be one of the university’s requirements, but also because the valuable experience that you gain from itContinue reading “UK Dentistry Application”

Oxford Chemical Engineering Application

Background Hi, this is Christopher Lim Zi Kai from the land of agriculture, Kedah! I’m born in 1994 and am currently 20 years old now. After graduating from SMJK Sin Min with 9 A+, 2A in 2011, I was awarded a bursary offer to pursue Cambridge A-Levels in Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. My subject combinationContinue reading “Oxford Chemical Engineering Application”