In Psychology: "Do Symptoms of Schizophrenia make People More Likely to Commit Violent Crime?"

We often see headlines about those with mental health difficulties who have committed crime. If not a news headline, there are often gripping plots in our favourite shows or films that depict those with mental illness in a violent light. Does this necessarily mean that all those with mental illness commit crime? Does it even mean that those with such illnesses are more likely to commit crime?

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Bridging the Gap: Moving on from YA fiction to Adult and Classical Novels

Many able kids continue to read young adult and teen fiction despite its simple level that doesn’t progress much despite the age range being 13-18. Rosie (Cambridge English student) gives book suggestions for teenagers - GCSE year students that bridge the gap between YA and adult or classical novels.

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Why Apply to Study Earth Sciences? (Why on Earth Not!)

The multitude of scientific fields that overlap in studying this miraculous planet (and others), equip students with a breadth of knowledge and skills relevant to careers in scientific research, engineering, finance, government, consultancy and everything in-between. Find out more about Earth Sciences with Oxford graduate, Charlie.

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The Oxford Humanity Graduate’s Guide to Super-Curriculum Learning

If you want to apply to Oxbridge or any other high ranking university, it’s incredibly important to read around your chosen subject. Oxford graduate, Ellen, guides you through the kind of research you should be doing to demonstrate a passion and commitment to learning, enhance your personal statement and allow you to dazzle at interview.

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The Latest in Medical-Biology: Oxbridge Prep Article

Applying to Oxbridge or an equivalent high level University, it’s hugely important to read around your subject and especially in the Sciences, be aware of any current developments in the field. u2 mentor, Síle (PhD graduate & Graduate Medicine student at Oxford) discusses the amazing wonders of ‘microbiota’

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Ivy League or Oxbridge: Can you do both?

In their penultimate school year, many students find themselves considering an application to Oxbridge as well as the Ivy League universities in America. With Oxford and Cambridge ranked No. 1 and 2 in the world by Times Higher Education, and Ivy Leagues’ Stanford, MIT, CIT, Harvard, Princeton and Yale, directly behind, it’s not hard to see why it is a difficult choice for high performing students. But is it possible to do both?

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Nurturing a Child's Intellectual Curiosity: The Key to Oxbridge Success

Years of long-term preparation are critical for a chance to gain a place at Oxford and Cambridge, the Universities currently ranked Number 1 and 2 in the world. We’ve pioneered long-term enrichment programs, which develop a child’s intellectual curiosity beyond the realms of school learning, to fast-track them to eventual Oxbridge success.

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Studying a Mathematical Subject: An Oxford Physics Master's Graduate's View

In some ways, Maths and Physics, being the most mathematical of the sciences, are the easiest subjects to learn. Oxford Physics Master’s graduate, Sanjay, explains the benefits of higher level mathematical study and the essential study skills required to succeed.

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What Books Should My Child be Reading?: 'Dahl-Dependency' & How to Avoid It

Are we limiting the repertoire of children’s literature that we expose our children to by depending on Roahl Dahl? What should your child really be reading? u2 mentor, Kirsty (Biological Sciences graduate, Oxford University & trainee on the prestigious Teach First Leadership Programme) gives her view.

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Applying for Medicine at University? Is Oxbridge for you?

Thinking of applying to Oxbridge for medicine? u2 mentor, Síle (PhD in Cancer Therapy, current Graduate Medicine student, University of Oxford), demystifies the Oxbridge admissions process.

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Learning English as a Foreign Language: What Teacher Should You get for Your Child?

Having the right teacher, a specialist in not just teaching English, but teaching English as a ​​​​​​​foreign language, can be crucial to a student's language development. u2 mentor, Francesca (English Language & Literature, Oxford University), gives an overview of her experience qualifying as a specialist English Foreign Language Teacher.

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A Philosophy Student's Must-Read: How Immanuel Kant Solved One of the Greatest Dilemmas of All Human Thought, and How it has Impacted All Knowledge Since.

How do we attain knowledge of the world? What conditions must be satisfied in order to have any knowledge at all? Kant’s answer to this question, and the consequences of his answer, form his ‘critical philosophy.’

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How to Dazzle at Interview: An Oxford Psychology Graduate and DPhil Psychiatrist's View

Interviews can seem scary and hard to prepare for as you never quite know what to expect. However, they are extremely important, with many selections for school and university applications made almost entirely on interview performance alone. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do during the interview and in preparation that can really help you stand out.

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To IB or not to IB, that is the Question: An Oxbridge English Graduate's View

Many students and their parents are faced with the question of whether or not to choose the International Baccalaureate, as opposed to A Levels or Pre-U exams. u2 offer a personal view by u2 Oxbridge mentor, Emma Irving (English Language and Literature, Oxford). Find out more about which examination would suit your child best with a u2 Schools Consultation.

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Why the Next Generation Needs to Learn to Code, and the Easiest Way to Get Started

Of our 400+ Oxbridge mentors, u2 have mentors that can kickstart your learning in all aspects of Computer Science. Many people think that coding is an impossible skill to learn, or that it’s something best left to geeky geniuses. But this is just a myth. Anyone can learn to code, and indeed, more people should learn to code.

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Education: How Learning a New Language Can Boost Cognitive Intelligence

Despite a decline in language entries at UK schools, building research shows language learning is increasingly important and cognitively beneficial in today’s increasingly global society. Learn a new language outside the school curriculum with u2’s linguistic specialists.

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