UES Education Blog

Joint Degree and Multiple-Country Programmes

23rd February

Joint Degree and Multiple-Country Programmes For students who want to explore the world by studying abroad, a joint degree programme is a great option. In a joint degree programme, students spend part of their time at one unive ...
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Reverse Admissions with Concourse

31st January

The Power of Reverse Admissions with Concourse Global “I was struggling. Year 13 is the hardest workload, and then adding on college applications and having to write all these essays, and putting hours and hours upon making sur ...
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Affirmative Action and US Applications

15th January

On 29 June 2023, the Supreme Court ended the longstanding practice  of affirmative action, which gave positive consideration to race in a student’s university application. However, students are still able to describe within th ...
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Florida Blog part 2

19th December 2023

Over the summer, our College Counsellor Martine visited Florida colleges as part of a counsellor bus tour. The Sunshine State is home to options for all different types of students: the previous instalment of the blog, linked h ...
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US University Interviews

27th November 2023

US University Interviews In November for Early applicants, and January/February for Regular Decision applicants, students applying to the US might start thinking about their interviews. Generally, US college interviews are fa ...
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Florida Colleges Blog – Part 1

2nd October 2023

When making your college list, be sure to consider Florida—the Sunshine State—as it has a range of hidden gems to offer. Located in settings from bustling Miami and Tampa to serene coastal retreats, the state's colleges provide ...
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Practicalities when studying abroad

5th September 2023

Are you thinking of studying in the US or abroad, or have you already accepted an offer from an overseas university? It’s a time to feel excited about all the opportunities that await you, but it’s also good to take some precaut ...
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When should I start preparing my US application?

8th August 2023

At UES, we're often asked when is the best time to begin preparing to apply for college in America. Is it ever too early to start getting ready for the SAT or ACT, and for your application in general? Applying to university ...
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Tips for Common App Essays

18th July 2023

Common App Essays: What to write about, and what to avoid When you apply to college in the US you are not applying to a course, as you would with a UK university, but for membership of an undergraduate community. Those commun ...
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Honors Programmes and Colleges at US Universities

27th June 2023

When researching US colleges and compiling a college list, one factor you may not have thought to consider is honors programmes. These are alternative or supplemental education programmes at a specific college that can be comple ...
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