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Author: David Hawkins

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Discussion and interviews about everything to do with university admissions, offering an international perspective, from David Hawkins and the team at The University Guys
77 Episodes
David is joined by Brendan McGroarty from Elite Rugby Scholars to discuss opportunities to explore rugby at US universities.
In this episode, we explore the world of high-school research projects. Dhruva Bhat of Lumiere Education is our guest.
Many students seek to travel as part of their degree, and some universities allow students to move to a new location each year. Join Sarah Sen from ESCP as we explore their option that gives global mobility across Europe
Join Olivia Anderson from the Savannah College of Art and Design to discuss artistic education in the USA.
Jason Smith of UES Education returns to the podcast to discuss the new digital SAT.
Episode 71: References

Episode 71: References


In this return to the podcast, we have a The University Guys team roundtable to explore the various references accompanying university applications and some ideas on how schools can approach them.
Join David with Ryan Sparks of Sparks Rowing to discuss everything you would ever need to know about rowing at college in the USA.
Join Joanne Tallentire, a higher education professional with over 25 years' experience in senior roles covering all aspects of the student journey from admission to graduation, to explore how UCAS Firm & Insurance work
Many students want to go to the USA to study for a degree in business, but might not be fully aware of what this actually means. In this episode, Idie Kesner, Dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - one of the highest-ranked business schools in the world - shares her deep experience of undergraduate business education and the benefits of choosing one of the few direct-entry business schools available to prospective US undergraduates.
Join Alex Smith, Assistant Director of International Admissions at Michigan State University, as we explore this type of US university and the benefits available to students.
So many students wish to study in London, but what's the experience really like. Join us as we discuss the student experience with Jo Philips, Director, Recruitment & Admissions at Regent's University London and Dr Jonathan Wilson, Professor of Brand Strategy & Culture
Join David as he discussed the various different 'pathway' options to UK universities, with Simon Fitch. Simon is the Centre Director of the University of East London International Study Centre.
Join us as we explore the ways in which IB Diploma Courses can be used for entry to UK universities and hear from Amy Durrant, College & Careers Counsellor at the International School of Brussels, Alizee Cordes from York St John University, and Peter Fidczuk from the IB.
Today's guest is Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach at the University of Bath. We reflect back on his career in higher education and the changes he has seen across the sector in that time.
Jack Shull, a highly-experienced international school college counselor reflects on the past, present and future of the profession.
Join David as he discussed healthcare options at US universities for international students, with Megan Mankerian-Stem of Creighton University
As we hit application season, hear Parke Muth, formerly Director of International Admission at the University of Virginia, give an insight into the inner workings of a US university admissions office.
Caitlin Fairfield Hasson of Boston College joins this episode, to explore the world of Catholic colleges in the United States.
In this episode, Rhian John of Norwich University of the Arts joins the podcast, to explore the world of UK art schools. Creative Skillset, mentioned in the podcast, has now changed its name to Screen Skills with a website at Also check out the NUA Instagram page at
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