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Everything You Need to Know About Top US & UK Universities (Belfast)

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Is a top school in the US or UK in your future? How much do you know about top Liberal Arts schools in the US and how to stand out with extracurriculars in the UK?

Top US and UK universities are the hubs of innovation and the best places in the world for accelerating ambitions and providing unmatched career-building opportunities.

The only problem is, the best universities attract the best talent and there's simply not enough room for everyone.

The application process is highly competitive but gaining admission is still possible, especially if you have the right guidance.

What will be covered at this event?

  • How extracurriculars can help you get into your dream school

  • The US and UK universities to aim for

  • The employment, career and internship opportunities available to US and UK university students

  • The strengths and weaknesses of top US and UK universities

  • The structure of US and UK university degrees

  • The US and UK university lifestyle

  • How to apply to US and UK universities - exam scores, essays, interviews, case studies and more.

Who should be at this event?

  • Academically high-achieving students in years 9-13

  • Talented athletes in years 9-13

  • Current or future school leaders

  • Students who are heavily involved in extracurricular, academic or leadership activities (UN Youth, Youth Parliament, debating, etc)

  • Students who are considering top local degrees (medicine, law, engineering or similar) but are not 100% sure it’s the right career path

  • Students who are ambitious, driven and motivated

  • Parents who want advice on supporting their children to attend top-ranked US or UK universities

  • Parents who want to learn more about financing their child's US university education

  • Parents who want to know the employment prospects and other opportunities afforded to top US and UK university graduates

  • Career guidence counselors and school staff who are interested in learning more about how they can support their students

*Children under the age of 12 attend for free!*

Seats are limited so reserve yours now!

Profile of featured speakers

Matthew Roberts | University of St. Andrews and University of Hull

Matthew is a full-time MPhil student at the University of St. Andrews, researching the nature of consciousness and other topics within the philosophy of cognitive science. A recipient of awards for his writing, Matthew intends to go on to study at PhD level and eventually enter academia. He is currently working on a book aimed at naturalising the faculty of creativity. Matthew is an academic advisor with Crimson, assisting students and parents on the best route forward for maximising opportunities at University level. An expert on the admissions process, he help mentor students to get into their dream university.

Carina Cunha | Columbia University and University of Edinburgh

Carina is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but since high school she has been dashing around the globe where her studies and work experiences have taken her from San Francisco to Shanghai. After completing a double major in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University in 2011, a year earlier than expected, Carina began her professional career as an Investment Banker at Credit Suisse in New York City. Following her stint in Finance, Carina joined Accenture working as a Management Consultant for executives of Fortune 500 companies across the United States. Most recently, Carina finished a postgraduate degree in Differential Psychology at the University of Edinburgh and was working as an European Strategist for J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. Now at Crimson Education, Carina leads the operations for Scotland and Ireland where she helps students unlock their full potential and have access to the same opportunities that her education has given her.


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