University and careers preparation

Two-day intensive university and college coaching programme developed in conjunction with qualified teachers who have had years of experience securing places for students at Oxbridge, Russell group, and Ivy League universities. This programme features:

  • Workshops that use advanced debating techniques to prepare pupils for their interviews
  • Panel discussions and lectures held by our mentors and experts in university applications
  • University-style lectures and seminars around specific subject areas
  • Personal statement support with one-on-one interview preparation, followed by personalised feedback

People ask me, as someone whose dream has always been to do medicine, why I debate. The Debate Mate programme built the confidence required to do well at interviews and also was the basis of a number of questions in my interview; it clearly interests universities! It also facilitated relationships with role models from the best universities and at the top of their respective fields. Moreover, it was a key player in building the skills required to win a scholarship at Eton College and then an offer to study Medicine at Imperial College London.Debating has given me so much confidence and helped me with my English. At first I was really scared. The teachers worked so hard to bring out the best in me and told me that I could do anything. Thank you – I will never forget the last two weeks!

— Reece Weaver student at Imperial College London ‘19