UK University Advice Service

For students wishing to apply to a UK university

The UK University Advice Service is designed to help students who wish to apply to a UK University. Find out more about the timescales for a UCAS application with our information leaflet.

For students wishing to apply to a University outside of the UK, please visit our International Universities Advice Service page.

Many homeschoolers welcome advice on a variety of questions as they consider UK University options.

  • Which subjects should I take at A level?
  • Do I need to improve my existing grades?
  • What extra-curricular activities should I be considering?
  • How do I complete the UCAS Form?
  • What should I include in my personal statement?

Our UK University Advice Service will guide you every step of the way from A level choices to University short list to application.

Please note that the University Advice Service is only available to students enrolled with Wolsey Hall, or as part of our ongoing Admissions process.

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International University Advisor Sarah WIlson

UK Universities Advisor – Sarah Wilson

Our UK Higher Education Adviser, Sarah WIlson, has 15 years experience answering questions and helping students choose and secure places at a wide range of universities in the UK. Sarah will guide and help you through each stage of the process from selecting the most suitable university and course to completing the UCAS form.

Our UK higher education support services

our UK University advice helps many students looking for university places

Explore (for IGCSE & A level students)

The initial consultation is a wide-ranging assessment of your aims, strengths, and background to help you decide on your best choice of IGCSE and/or A level subjects. Your choice of subjects should be carefully considered, particularly if you have a particular career or degree course that you aspire to. The University Advisor is also able to provide resources and help you explore different career paths if you are still uncertain which direction might be a good fit. This initial consultation will help you move forward in your studies with a clear goal in mind and it will ensure that you, your family and Wolsey Hall staff are able to work together effectively to realise your academic ambitions. The fee is £65.

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Follow up consultation

During this consultation – which is usually held at the end of your first A level year – we consider the merits of various institutions and courses with a view to narrowing down your University choices. We will discuss a variety of strategies, including travel plans, visits to open days, work experience and further reading. The objective is to ensure you make the strongest possible University application. The fee is: 30 minutes: £30, 45 minutes: £40, 60 minutes: £50.

University advice for students

All inclusive (including references)

Our Advisor provides comprehensive, step-by-step support to finalise your University application and ensure it presents you to best advantage. He will provide detailed guidance on how to frame and write your personal statement. The objective is to present a clear picture of your aptitudes, qualifications and experience in your University application. The fee is £250.

UCAS reference service

UCAS reference only

This option provides a basic reference that can be used for UK UCAS applications. The reference will contain contextual information about the nature of the learning programmes and tutor contact at Wolsey Hall, and contributions from up to three subject Tutors. Students selecting this option will receive no additional individual guidance with their application. The fee is: UCAS reference with one Tutor reference £35, with two Tutor references £50, with three Tutor references £65.

I’ve done it, I’ve gotten in to university, and Edinburgh University, no less! Thank you so very much for your help in preparing my application. I really and truly could not have done this without you, and I wanted to let you know that all your work to help me has borne university-shaped fruit. I am extremely excited, and VERY busy getting ready as I move very soon. Thank you! Joel Roderick helped Annelise with her application to Edinburgh University.
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Annelise O’Connell, Homeschooling Student


Thank you so much for your help with James’ application. He has an unconditional offer to do Computer Science at Kings College London which I think is our first choice, and other offers. All the best at what must be a challenging and hectic time.
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Rona – Mother of James