UES Education Blog

Common Application Essay

14th June

Staring at a blank page, hoping to tell the story that defines your identity and sets you apart from other college applicants, can be a very daunting task. US universities require applicants to write essays that are far more per ...
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A Level choices for US admissions

2nd June

One of the main appeals of US colleges is the educational ethos and the flexibility of their undergraduate programmes. While specialisation is the norm in the A Level system, breadth is synonymous with the liberal arts and scien ...
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Co-operative Learning Programmes

17th May

“I want to work in business.”“Having a successful career is important to me.”“I want to study somewhere where I'll be able to get good internships and work experience.”“I learn best in a hands-on way.” These are things that we ...
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Sports in US Colleges

4th May

Whether you’re an elite athlete or an armchair spectator, there’s no denying that sports are a big deal in America. They’re just as big a deal in colleges – college sport is a pathway to the professional level, and college teams ...
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Online Opportunities

20th April

Over the past few months, we have been delighted to see life in the UK slowly returning to normal, reuniting with friends and family and enjoying small freedoms that had previously been on hold. But one part of pandemic life tha ...
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International Student Finance at US Colleges

6th April

Financing an American college education is expensive. The cost of attendance at US colleges can rise to $80,000 per year for the most expensive private colleges and flagship public colleges (for out of state students), including ...
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College Curricula

22nd March

Location? Reputation? Campus? When students begin to make their college lists, these factors usually guide their choices. But one factor that's often overlooked, but extremely important, is the college’s curriculum. After all, a ...
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Why Study in the USA?

19th February

It’s been a couple of years since I last wrote about why so many international students go off to study in the USA, and the world feels like a very different place now. Given everything that’s happened, is America still a popula ...
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SAT and Subject Tests changes in 2021

21st January

  The College Board has just announced some significant changes that will affect students taking the SAT and Subject Tests with almost immediate effect. They are:The end of the SAT essay from June 2021Disbandment of the Subject T ...
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Studying in Canada

22nd April 2020

In this guest post, David Hawkins of The University Guys explains why students are choosing to study in Canada. Why study in Canada? Over the time that I’ve been advising students on international university applications ...
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