Pembroke are proud leaders in preparing students for university entrance with 100% of our students to date having attained a place at either their first or second choice university. Our university admissions experts have wide ranging experience of the university admissions process in the UK and can offer comprehensive advice on anything from selecting the right university to producing a strong personal statement and sitting any applicable admissions test(s). Applying to university can be quite daunting, especially for students unfamiliar with the UCAS system, but with the right help and guidance, we aim to ensure all of our students produce an application of which they can be proud. We have supported students with successful applications to the below universities:
Imperial College, Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Newcastle, St Andrews, Leeds, LSE, UCL, King’s College, Edinburgh, Exeter, Cardiff, Manchester and more!
Pembroke is committed to offering a bespoke service, providing students with practical and specific guidance on their chosen area of study. We take a highly personalised approach to university applications, which largely explains the success students have with Pembroke in applying to top universities in the UK.
All our admissions experts are graduates of top UK universities (the majority went to Oxford or Cambridge) with years of experience (and success) advising students on university entry. We have worked hard to produce a support programme that maximises our students’ chances of success in their applications.
The recommended programme can include any number of the following services:
Assistance with university and course selection:
We take the time to get to know our students, their academic profile, extracurricular interests and personality. From there, our admissions experts help students choose the universities and courses that are right for them.
Personal statement assistance:
The personal statement forms the most important part of the U.K. university admissions process. Our mentors help students produce a highly personalised personal statement that stands out from the crowd. We work hard to ensure that each personal statement maximises the applicant’s chances of gaining a place at their chosen universities while at the same time staying true to them.
While most universities in the U.K. do not formally interview except Oxford, Cambridge and medical schools, the majority of universities do interview some students across all courses, especially where they feel an application is borderline. We advise where there is a possibility of an interview and provide training and support to the extent that it is required. We offer applicants a combination of interview preparation and mock interviews undertaken by interviewers who are different to your personal interview preparation mentor.
Private campus tours:
Our admissions experts provide students with one-to- one campus tours throughout the year, offering personal insights into universities and their courses as well as the sporting and recreational facilities.
Specialist support for medical school applicants:
Our medical school application experts can advise students on selecting appropriate universities, support them in their preparation for the BMAT/UKCAT and provide interview training.
Much of university tuition takes place online, especially for our international clients. Online tuition is highly effective for university preparation as it gives students access to the best university entrance experts no matter where they are in the world. For more information on tutoring online with Pembroke, visit our online tuition page.
‘I can’t thank Pembroke enough for how wonderful they were throughout my daughter’s application to Durham. The service exceeded my expectations throughout and we could not be happier with the team and the tutor assigned to us. I will be sure to recommend you to all my friends.’ - parent of successful Durham University applicant.
‘I was so worried about my personal statement but Chris at Pembroke helped me restructure it and really helped with my English. Thanks to Chris, I’m going to read modern languages at Leeds!’
‘Thank you for all your hard work. We could not have done it without you.’ - student who achieved entry to St. Andrew’s to read History.
‘I didn’t know where to begin with my application to read medicine. I wasn’t sure how to prepare myself or even if I could prepare! Grace [Pembroke tutor] was a wonderful support in that respect.’ - student who achieved entry to read medicine at Birmingham.
‘Pembroke are the best because of their small pool of some of the most experienced and carefully selected tutors in London - it’s that simple’ - parent of successful LSE applicant.
‘It is unbelievable how much can be achieved in a relatively short space of time when you work one-on-one with the right tutor. Pembroke have been amazing. Thank you so much!’ - student who achieved entry to read English at Bristol.
‘The help I received was instrumental to me gaining a place at Edinburgh. Thank you so much for how dedicated you were throughout my application. Caroline [Pembroke Tutor] helped me to understand what a university like Edinburgh is likely to be looking for in an applicant’s personal statement. She helped me to demonstrate how I had actually engaged with the subject I love over the years.’ – student who achieved entry to read Chemical Engineering at Edinburgh.