Past Events

Finance for US Colleges - In Depth

Wednesday 15th September 2021, 1.30-2.30pm UK time
This session is intended for teachers and IECs as a follow up to the UES Conference session on financial aid this past June, or for teachers/advisors who would like to know more about financing college in the US.

Joan Liu, university advisor at United World College in Singapore, will talk about what to do this term if you are (1) working with a student who NEEDS financial aid, or (2) working with a student who WANTS a scholarship.

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US Colleges Panel Event

Wednesday 8th September, 5-6pm UK time
Director of UES, Jason Smith, will be kicking off the new term with a live panel event featuring a range of interesting US colleges. They will be talking about:

  • The difference between different types of US colleges
  • Why students should be considering a wide range of colleges they might have never heard of
  • What students can do to improve their chances in this era of hyper-selective admissions
  • Why it's not all about grades and test scores
  • The variability in cost between colleges
  • All your live questions!

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Demonstrated Interest: How to show universities that you really want to go there!

Wednesday 9th June, 5-6pm UK time
In this webinar Megan Mankerian-Stem of Creighton University, Marylyn Scott of the African Leadership Academy, Sam Wong of Hong Kong Baptist University, and Jason Smith of UES talk about what Demonstrated Interest is and how you can use it to your advantage.

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UES Annual Conference

Monday 7th June 2021, 11am-4pm UK time
Our annual conference aimed at teachers who handle US applications, including Overseas Universities Advisors, Heads of Careers, and Heads of Sixth Form. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the most knowledgeable professionals in the world of international university applications.

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UES Online Essay Workshop

Tuesday 1st June 2021, 11am-12.30pm UK time
To help students get organised with their college applications before the Autumn term, UES is running a fully interactive online college essay workshop, geared toward students currently in Year 12/Lower Sixth/Grade 11.

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The Lifecycle of a US College Application Webinar

Wednesday 19th May, 5-6pm UK time
A look at what colleges look out for in applications, what might raise red flags, where things like test scores come into play at a test-optional college, and what is really meant by 'holistic' admissions.

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SAT and ACT: How Will Tests Be Seen This Year? - Webinar

Wednesday 12th May 2021, 5pm-6pm UK time
An update on what's happened with the SAT and ACT, and how scores will likely be viewed by colleges this year.

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US College Applications Review of the Year and Predictions Webinar

Tuesday 4th May 2021, 4.30-5.30pm UK time
A look at what happened in the last round of US college applications, including why there were so many more applicants from the UK this year, and why some colleges have suddenly become so much more competitive.

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The MBA Tour Europe

Tuesday 23rd March, 5pm-9pm UK time
If you're considering business school, the MBA Tour Europe virtual event offers a chance to network with top business schools and improve your application.

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Sports Scholarships 2021

Wednesday 17th February 2021, 5.30-6.30pm UK time
An update on what's going on with sports scholarships in America this year from Rob Thomas (of Sporting Elite USA) and Jason Smith (of UES Education).

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US Application Update Webinar

Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 5-6pm UK time
An update on the recent SAT changes, and what's happening this year in the world of US college applications.

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Review of the Year 2020

Wednesday 16th December 2020, 3-4pm UK time
Jason will be joined by David Hawkins of the University Guys for a review of the year, from the perspective of international university applicants.

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Where in the World is Wake Forest? - Facebook Live

Wednesday 4th November 2020, 3-4pm UK time
Jason chatted live with Niki McInteer, Associate Dean of International Admissions at Wake Forest University, North Carolina. They answered your questions about US admissions in general, and discussed why Wake Forest has such an excellent reputation nationally and internationally, both academically and in terms of its location. Tune in to learn more!

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Tennis and Other Sports Scholarships in the USA

Wednesday 28th October 2020, 3-4pm UK time
This week, Jason is chatting live with Sarah Borwell, former British number one ranked tennis player in doubles, and owner of Tennis Smart, a sports consultancy training and advising young tennis players aiming for college in the USA. Sarah and Jason will be discussing what it takes to get a sports scholarship, how students should promote themselves to coaches, and what the situation is at colleges in the USA at the moment.

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Graduate Panel Event- Webinar

Thursday 22nd October 2020, 6-7pm UK time
Jason Smith, Director of UES, speaks with experts about graduate programmes like the MBA, and about the GMAT and GRE - the entrance tests for such programmes.

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Study in Australia or New Zealand! - Facebook Live

Wednesday 21st October 2020, 3-4pm UK time
Our Director Jason was joined by Stefan Watts, Director of Study Options, who helps students apply to university down under. Tune in to hear why you should consider it, and what it takes to get into one of the great universities in the antipodes!

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Sports at US colleges - Webinar

Wednesday 14th October 2020, 6-7pm UK time
A chance to speak with experts on the complex topic of sports and sports scholarships in the USA

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Wednesday 7th October 2020, 4.30pm-6pm UK time
US College Panel with admissions officers from some great universities in America.

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The standardised testing landscape - autumn 2020 Webinar

Wednesday 30th September 2020, 6-7pm UK time
An update on what's happening with the SAT and ACT with regards to US admissions.

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