University Advice

 

Helping you gain entry into the TOP UK and USA Universities
from Education Advisers Ltd

  • How to apply successfully to the very best UK Universities for full time degree courses
  • We can offer you a bespoke expert advice on the best course selection and the best university choice
  • Advice by ex Admissions Tutors of Russell Group Universities plus Oxbridge and USA specialists

Top UK Universities Are Top World Universities

Higher Education in the United Kingdom is recognised all round the world for its high standards of scholarship and research – 7 of the UK’s universities are ranked in the World’s Top 50 and, of course, 2 of those universities are in the World Top 5 – Oxford and Cambridge.

Many of the top universities belong to what is known as the Russell Group. The name is supposedly based on the fact that the Vice Chancellors for the group meet for tea and cakes at the Russell Hotel in central London at Russell Square! 

Along with Oxford and Cambridge, Russell Group universities offer the British equivalent to the Ivy League in the United States – the Russell Group includes the top London universities – UCL, King’s, Imperial College, and the London School of Economics – as well as such prestigious universities like Edinburgh in Scotland, Bristol in South West England, and Durham in the North.

UK Universities – courses of every kind for the development of all young people

In all, the UK has nearly 170 universities and colleges of Higher Education. Many of the smaller ones have their own unique specialisations geared to particular career paths for those students who are less interested in a traditional academic degree and are looking to develop skills for the workplace. For example, Bournemouth University is generally accepted as the market leader for film and media courses, while the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts the brainchild of Sir Paul McCartney of the Beatles provides education and training in music, theatre and performance design, nurturing new generations of innovative British artists.

Programmes of study vary from single subject to combined honours degrees (study of two or more subjects). Many offer the chance to gain professional experience through work placements with leading companies. Exchange study programmes with universities overseas are a feature of degrees which offer study of other languages and cultures.

Becoming a Competitive Applicant…

Regardless of where you apply to study in Higher Education in the UK all students must make an application though the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). UCAS sets two main deadlines each year - the general deadline is January 15 th for students beginning study in the following autumn. The deadline for certain highly competitive courses like Medicine and for all courses at Oxford and Cambridge is three months earlier – October 15 th for courses beginning in the autumn of the following year.

It goes without saying that the competition for places at Oxford and Cambridge is very severe. Only 1 in every 5 applicants gain entry for undergraduate study. Prospective students should realise that the competition for places at Russell Group universities is also very demanding. Top students naturally want to apply for universities with worldwide reputations and high places in the university league table.

Although gaining a place at a top UK university is very demanding, modern students are also asked to pay high tuition fees, and are, effectively, customers buying a service. With any major purchase it is important that the right decision is taken.

Competition means that you must be right for the university - but the fact that you will commit time and money to university study means the university you choose to attend must also be right for you.

...and how Education Advisers can help

Because there is so much choice, the need to get the best expert advice when selecting courses and universities, when making an application through the UCAS system has never been more important. The consultants at Education Advisers cannot guarantee that students will get into their first choice universities, but they will work closely with students to ensure that they have the best possible opportunity of getting to where they want to go.

At Education Advisers, our consultants can give students that vital edge when applying for popular courses at competitive universities. The consultants at Education Advisers work with students from a wide range of countries and backgrounds and are completely familiar with international qualifications and educational systems.

Students usually seek help from Education Advisers about 18 months prior to their enrolment at university. Thus for students wanting to gain admission to university in September 2018 onwards, they would contract Education Advisers to assist them from October/November 2016 onwards. However, the services offered are flexible, and students can receive help at any stage of their application. This is a customised service and a fee is charged for the work done by our consultants.

Use our advice service to get the help you need. Phone +44 (0) 1622 813870 or complete our Enquiry Form and we will get back to you right away.

UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Russell Group Universities:

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector . The Russell Group was formed in 1994 by 17 British research universities –. In 1998 Cardiff University and King's College London joined the group. In December 2005 it was announced that the Russell Group would be appointing its first full-time director-general as a result of a planned expansion of its operations, including

commissioning and conducting its own policy research. In November 2006 Queen's University Belfast was admitted as the twentieth member of the group. In March 2012 it was announced that four universities – Durham, Exeter, Queen Mary University of London; and York – would become members of the Russell Group in August of the same year.

In the index below Russell Group Universities are labelled *RG.

UK UNIVERSITIES

ABERTAY UNIVERSITY: www.abertay.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN: www.abdn.ac.uk
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY: www.aber.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON : www.arts.ac.uk
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY: www.arts.ac.uk
ASTON UNIVERSITY: www.aston.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF BATH: www.bath.ac.uk
BANGOR UNIVERSITY: www.bangor.ac.uk
BATH SPA UNIVERSITY: www.bathspa.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE: www.beds.ac.uk
BIRKBECK COLLEGE: www.bbk.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM: www.birmingham.ac.uk *RG
BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY: www.bcu.ac.uk/choices
BISHOP GROSSETESTE UNIVERSITY: www.bishopg.ac.uk
ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH: www.aub.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON: www.bolton.ac.uk
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY: www.bournemouth.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD: www.bradford.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON: www.brighton.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL: www.bristol.ac.ukRG
UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM: www.buckingham.ac.uk
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY: www.brunel.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE: www.cam.ac.uk *RG
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW UNIVERSITY: www.bucks.ac.uk
CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY: www.canterbury.ac.uk
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY: www.cardiff.ac.uk *RG
CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER: www.chester.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE: www.uclan.ac.uk
CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON: www.city.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER: www.chi.ac.uk
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY: www.coventry.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS: www.ucreative.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON: www.ucl.ac.uk *RG
UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA: www.cumbria.ac.uk
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY: www.dmu.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY: www.derby.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE: www.dundee.ac.uk
DURHAM UNIVERSITY: www.dur.ac.uk *RG
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA: www.uea.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH: www.ed.ac.uk *RG
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON: www.uel.ac.uk
EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY: www.edgehill.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX: www.essex.ac.uk
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY: www.napier.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER: www.exeter.ac.ukRG
FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY: www.falmouth.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW: www.gla.ac.ukRG
GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY: www.gcu.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE: www.glos.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH: www.gre.ac.uk
GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY: www.glyndwr.ac.uk
GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE: www.gold.ac.uk
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY: www.hw.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE: www.herts.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS: www.uhi.ac.uk
HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY: www.harper-adams.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF HULL: www.hull.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD: www.hud.ac.uk
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON: www.imperial.ac.uk *RG
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON: www.kcl.ac.uk
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY: www.kingston.ac.uk
KEELE UNIVERSITY: www.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF KENT: www.kent.ac.uk
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY: www.lancaster.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS: www.leeds.ac.uk *RG
LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY: www.leedsmet.ac.uk
LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY: www.leedstrinity.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN: www.lincoln.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER: www.le.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL: www.liv.ac.uk *RG
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY: www.ljmu.ac.uk
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY: www.londonmet.ac.uk
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND
POLITICAL SCIENCE: www.lse.ac.uk *RG
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY: www.lsbu.ac.uk
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY: www.lboro.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER: www.manchester.ac.uk *RG
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY: www.mmu.ac.uk
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY: www.mdx.ac.uk
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY: www.ncl.ac.uk *RG
NEWMAN UNIVERSITY BIRMINGHAM: www.newman.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON: www.northampton.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM: www.nottingham.ac.uk *RG
NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY: www.northumbria.ac.uk
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS: www.nua.ac.uk
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY: www.ntu.ac.ukRG
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD: www.ox.ac.uk *RG
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY: www.open.ac.uk
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY: www.brookes.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH: www.port.ac.uk
PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY: www.plymouth.ac.uk
QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY EDINBURGH: www.qmu.ac.uk
QUEEN MARY COLLEGE LONDON: www.qmul.ac.uk *RG
QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST: www.qub.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF READING: www.reading.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON: www.roehampton.ac.uk
ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY: www.rgu.ac.uk
ROYAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE: www.rau.ac.uk
ROYAL HOLLOWAY: www.royalholloway.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS: www.st-andrews.ac.uk
ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY, TWICKENHAM: www.smuc.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD: www.salford.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD: www.sheffield.ac.uk *RG
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY: www.shu.ac.uk
SOAS: www.soas.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON: www.southampton.ac.uk *RG
SOUTHAMPTON SOLENT UNIVERSITY: www.solent.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES: www.southwales.ac.uk
STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY: www.staffs.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING: www.stir.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE: www.strath.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SUFFOLK: www.ucs.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND: www.sunderland.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY: www.surrey.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX: www.sussex.ac.uk
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY: www.swansea.ac.uk
TEESIDE UNIVERSITY: www.tees.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER: www.ulster.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK: www.warwick.ac.uk *RG
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND: www.uwe.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON: www.uwl.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND: www.uws.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER: www.winchester.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER: www.westminster.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER: www.worc.ac.uk
YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY: www.yorksj.ac.uk
UNIVERSITY OF YORK: www.york.ac.uk *RG

UCAS: www.ucas.com