‘Oxbridge’ is the short-hand phrase referring to “Oxford and Cambridge”.
Russek Group represent a group of 24 ‘research intensive’ 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.
Russell Group universities often have very high academic entry requirements, such as A*s and As at A level and Distinction/Distinction* at BTEC. An increasing number are also asking for additional Admissions Tests.
Your Personal Statement is a good place to help you stand out, and prove your high level of passion, insight and potential, given that many applicants will all be applying with the same high predicted grades.
Find out more information about Russell Group.
Does the course you are interested in require you to sit an additional admissions test?
You will need to register yourself and arrange to sit the test without being invited to. This is important because you may need to apply for the test before applying for your course through UCAS.
Check the Admissions Tests page on UCAS for information and links.
If you need support in preparing for your test, check:
Some of the programmes of study require early submission of your UCAS application, usually mid-October of the year before your course starts. These are:
Please note: You will need to agree with your personal tutor on an earlier date for when you will finish your application to allow time for your tutor to complete the reference and the college to send off the approved application. Therefore, early preparation is vital.
If you want to discuss applying to Oxbridge or other Russell Group universities, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team.