The programme is designed for students anywhere in the world who are targeting top-ranking universities such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, and University College London in the UK, the Ivy League Schools in the USA, or any other elite university around the world.
The programme is built on academic excellence, careers knowledge and preparation, and personal development beyond the school curriculum.
The best way to demonstrate your interest in your chosen subject is to show what you have learned outside of what would normally be covered in school. For subjects taught in school, this could be reading outside of the syllabus. For courses not taught in schools, it is showing how you can link your current learning to the course. The Academic Enrichment Programme provides you with the opportunity to learn new topics that would normally be taught in detail at university. It also gives you the chance to discuss your interests with other similarly ambitious students, and shows you how to select good literature to read as preparation for studying the course at university.
The personal statement is your first opportunity to show an admissions tutor who you are, and why they should consider you for a place at their university. Over the course of the programme, you will be able to hone your personal statement to a finished article. You will be given sessions on writing skills for a personal statement and will have one-to-one sessions with skilled tutors who have years of experience in advising students in your specific subject.
During this programme you will be taught the skills essential for any successful university application. You will be guided through the UCAS application form, showing you examples of good applications, including what activities and awards to include, as well as what to avoid.
The admissions test is a key part of the application process. Most courses at Oxford, Cambridge and other top UK universities require an admissions test, as well as all Medical Schools and Dentistry courses. Excelling in admissions tests shows an admissions tutor how you think, the knowledge that you have learned, and your ability to apply this knowledge to new and unexpected Situations. During the programme you will be taught the different skills required to do well: Problem Solving, Verbal Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Essay Writing, Mathematical Reasoning, and General Science (if required). By the end of the course you will sit mock admissions tests with substantial feedback from expert tutors on how to improve for the real exam.
With every course at Oxford, Cambridge, and other top ranking universities, as well as all medical schools and dentistry courses requiring an interview, this is your final chance to prove that you deserve a place on these courses. You will watch model interviews, acted out by tutors who have gone through the experience themselves, and will receive written model answers to questions, including – the thinking process that they went through to arrive at the correct answer. You will also receive one to one practice interviews, with detailed feedback on each question asked, and at the end of the course you will have mock panel interviews replicating the interview process as closely as possible.
The Global Space Design Challenge is an intensive 3-day competition designed and delivered by academics from Imperial College London. Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus solely on science, engineering, medicine and business.
The Global Space Design Challenge offers participants a chance to learn from teachers at Imperial College London and industry experts, as well as the opportunity to read outside of the normal school curriculum – a factor crucial to any strong university application. You will experience a unique opportunity to learn design, presentation and communication skills in an industry setting.
As a participant you will work as a team to design a settlement in space set up to 70 years in the future. You will experience the challenges of working in a large industrial company. Students will take their subject knowledge to the next level through a challenging academic programme that balances lectures, seminars and a high level of practical work. Students will receive mentoring and lectures from world-class academics and industry experts.
Online – Our Courses run online from 8:00 am to 13:30 UK time to make it suitable to students from a variety of time zones.
The fees for the Online University Prep are £1,999 for two weeks ($2,600 for US students), and £3,899 for four weeks ($5,070 for US students).
Summer dates: 5 – 18 July (2 weeks); 5 – 30 July (4 weeks); 16 – 30 July (2 weeks)