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University Matching: How Can It Improve Your Students' Decision-making?

8 Jan 2019

There are almost 27,000 universities in the world, all offering different courses, lifestyles, and experiences. When students face the daunting task of choosing where to apply, it’s natural for them...

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Applying to University in 2019: The Deadlines Your Students Need to Know

20 Dec 2018

2019 hasn’t even arrived but one thing is certain: it’s going to be another busy year if you have students applying to university. You might have students eagerly awaiting offers...

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12 BridgeU Product Updates that made school guidance easier in 2018

10 Dec 2018

It’s been another busy year at BridgeU. We’re proud to have introduced a number of product updates which are helping to introduce students to an even wider range of global...

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The 7 most essential university guidance resources for counselors in 2018

7 Dec 2018

With the school term drawing to a close and university application deadlines approaching, the end of the year can be a busy time for students and counselors alike. Whether you’re...

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US university application: how your students should approach their Supplemental Essays

30 Nov 2018

If you have students who are applying to US university destinations, then they will most likely be well underway with their Common App and Coalition essays. Whilst these general essays...

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The Ultimate Guide to Studying at University In the UK

23 Nov 2018

Oxford. Cambridge. UCL. Durham. Edinburgh. These are just some of the prestigious names that might spring to mind when contemplating a degree at a UK university. A recent BridgeU survey...

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US university application: the essential guide to writing a college letter of recommendation

8 Nov 2018

For your students hoping to study at a US university, much will depend on factors such as their grade point average, SAT/ACT scores and the strength of any admissions essays...

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Why are girls outperforming boys in their university applications?

8 Nov 2018

In our second blog post looking at some of the most interesting insights from our 2018 IB Student Survey, we’re shifting our focus to look in more depth at IB...

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Busting the myths: how to prepare your students for their Oxbridge interviews

26 Oct 2018

If you have students who are hoping to attend the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge (collectively known as Oxbridge), then they will have already submitted their UCAS applications. For those...

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Product Update: how your students can match with German university destinations

23 Oct 2018

We’re pleased to announce that BridgeU now allows your students to explore recommendations of German university destinations in the latest update to our University Matching tool. Specifically, this update allows...

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