Advisory for Universities

Selecting the right university

Your future starts with the right university

We are here to help you successfully manage one of the most important transitions in your education. An enormous 12% of international students drop out of U.K. universities each year, and 20% regret their course choice. We are here to help you make the best choice early on and maximise your success applying to the best universities in the U.K.

Atticus Clemenson - Head Higher-education Consultant

Atticus is our head consultant for University applications. He studied his undergraduate at Oxford university and has been in the education ever since. He has a strong record of placing international students in some of the best universities in the world.

How we can help

We develop effective strategies to help you enter world class universities

Our consultants take the time to learn about your family and the best education solutions for you. We offer meticulous planning and strategy in tuition, profile building and university selection.

Packages from

£ 995

Our approach

Our packages are entirely bespoke and designed to help you in the most efficient way possible. For each applicant the level of support will vary but broadly falls into 3 categories. Profile building, expert mentorship from high-level academics and English tuition.

Our head consultant oversees the whole process and is responsible for managing every aspect of your growth, helping to shape you into the best candidate for your universities.

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Profile building & personal statements

One of the most important aspects of applying to university in the U.K. is profile building. Applications are entirely holistic and it is necessary to have a strategy to build yourself into a well-rounded student whom universities want to invite to study with them and to write the perfect personal statement to match

We help you to do this over a period of 12-18 months, focussing on building on your academic skills, your extracurriculars (sports, art, charity work), and soft skills too like interview skills. We will help build you into the ideal student and get you into your dream university.

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Specialised mentoring

After your first academic assessment, we will advise you on the best suited courses for higher education. Once you have decided which course/s you will apply for we will help you with expert tuition in that subject.

All of our tutors hold degrees from the best universities in the world and are experts in their fields. We advise you to undertake 12 months of tuition with one of our experts who will help you become well read in your chosen course and develop a strong grasp of the subject. We also assist in tuition for advanced entrance exams for Oxbridge, Law and Medicine.

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English language tuition - TOEFL & IELTS

All universities in the U.K. have requirements to pass English language exams such as IELTS and TOEFL, for the best universities this is often a 6.5 on the IELTS exam or B2/C1 level.

Our tutors are highly experienced at helping students pass these exams and improve their English level.

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Meet one of our Students

Evgeny - UCL

BSc - Economics

Graduating class of 2024

"I came to Spencer Perceval in 2018 when I wanted to apply to UCL to study Economics. They really helped me understand how to improve myself and build a profile that would impress the university. One of my tutors was actually a PhD at UCL teaching Economics which was very helpful understanding not only what the course would be like, but the structure of the university. They helped me choose the right A levels to study and assisted in all of the preparations for studying. I can't thank them enough for helping me get into my dream university."

Evgeny

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UCL

Class of 2024

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need A-levels to enter a UK university?


No, it is not necessary to have A levels to enter a UK university but it helps a lot with the process, it is the most simplified process of entry. If you do not have A-levels you have 2 options, you can complete one year of university in Russia at a recognised university or you can do a foundation course at a UK university. After you complete this you can apply for an undergraduate course.




What are A-levels?


A levels are the exams taken in the UK in the final two years of secondary school, they are the equivalent to ЕГЭ in Russia. They are super important as these are the exams that decide which, if any, university you will be able to get into. Students usually take 3-4 A levels in subjects that are relevant to their desired field of study in University. For example, someone hoping to study Medicine, might take A-levels in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths. One of the most important decisions you will actually make in your schooling is which A-levels to take. One must be tactical even at this early stage to choose subjects that you will do well in but also that are taken seriously by the best universities.




How long does it take to prepare for A-levels?


For 3 or more A-levels, it usually takes 2 years to study and prepare for exams. Students typically spend 5-7 hours of teaching time per week plus homework of around 4-5 hours. It is a long process that requires extremely hard work to do well in.




Can I prepare for A levels in Moscow?


Yes, it is possible to prepare for A levels in Moscow. We offer a number of subjects with our expert teachers. You can study in the comfort of your own home and be sure that you have your teachers undivided attention.




What is a foundation degree?


A foundation degree is a 1 year course taken at a University to lay the foundations for further study at undergraduate level. Often regarded as a bit of a backdoor to enter competitive universities for international students. Nonetheless it is an excellent way to prepare for the pressures of undergraduate study.




How can you help me get into my dream university?


Our goal at Spencer Perceval is to help students enter their dream universities and schools in the UK. We work with around 10 clients each year who hope to enter top 10 universities and are willing to commit the time and effort needed to achieve these goals. The reason we work with such a small number of families is to dedicate ourselves fully to each client giving our full attention. We develop personalised strategies for all students, looking at profile building, English and academic tuition. We manage every step of the process and do everything we can to maximise your chances. As of 2021 our success rate of students entering their top choice schools is 100%.




Do you help with writing personal statements?


Yes, presenting a top-notch personal statement is unfathomably important to universities who are trying to decide if you are a suitable candidate for their school. It is your main responsibility to present yourself as the ideal candidate. We can help you achieve this important goal. After carefully studying your academic and personal characteristics, we will be able to assign you with a mentor, who will guide you throughout your whole application process. That includes recommendations on additional readings, suggestions on extra projects and essays etc. After successfully completing and following the guidelines of the mentor, they will be able to help you write your best personal statement that will stand out from the crowd.




Do you offer IELTS tuition?


Yes, of course! IELTS is the key English language exam that universities use to determine the level of English proficiency that students need. We have fantastic teachers who are highly experienced and can help you to efficiently improve your skills and prepare you to score a high grade in the exam.




Do you help students apply to US universities?


Demand for US universities has continued to grow strongly over the last few years, but from our inception as a company we have had one clear aim. To help students to enter the very best schools and universities in the UK. We believe that it is important to not overstretch ourselves and to keep focus where we know we work well. We will only ever specialise in the British education system.