SI-UK has placed thousands of international students into UK universities. Our services ensure that they have the best possible chance of entering their chosen institution and below are some examples of their success:
Melissa Dubé, SI-UK Toronto
LLB - 3 years, City, University of London
- Why did you choose City University London?
Ultimately, I chose City because I wanted to be in London for my studies. This was a personal choice that I let weigh heavily on my decision.I felt strongly that if I didn’t love where I lived, I wouldn’t love the next three years. In hindsight City has worked well for me and I have certainly been able to maximise on networking events and extra-curricular opportunities.
- How have your studies been so far?
My studies have been great. I didn’t have the option to do the LLB in two years which meant my subjects were taught at a decent pace where I could take my time. It also allowed me to focus on a number of extra-curriculars without feeling the impact on my studies.
- Have you joined any clubs or societies?
The extra-curriculars I have participated in are Lawbore, mooting, and volunteering for Big Voice London. City is well known for producing strong advocates and their internal mooting competition is overseen by alumni who have achieved great feats.
- What’s next for you?
I’m still unsure whether I would like to practice in Canada or in the UK. I’m keeping both doors open but I will probably have to decide in the next year or so. A lot of my Canadian friends would like to qualify in the UK and work here for a number of years. I’m trying to keep as many doors open as possible for the time being.
- What advice would you give someone who is considering studying in the UK?
My first point of advice would be to do your research; check the courses each university offers (do they offer Canadian/American modules), reach out to students at the university and ask them about their experience, look at options to study abroad for a term. Secondly, be realistic about what is important to you; on campus vs off campus, social events, library space, etc. Most importantly though, do not overthink it!
- How did SI-UK support you with your application?
I had toyed with the idea of studying in London, but I dismissed it because it felt all too complicated. I went to SI-UK two weeks before the deadline to apply for a September start having done zero research on universities or what programs were available to me. SI-UK sat down with me and my father and asked me what was important to me (location) and what I wasn’t concerned about (ranking and living on campus). They told me the application process and what they were going to do to help me through, then provided me with about ten universities and asked me to do some research to narrow down my options. They also helped me with my personal statement and cross checked my entire application. SI-UK instilled confidence in the process and sure enough helped me select the most appropriate university for me.
Sydney Scammell, SI-UK Toronto
Law, University of York
My experience with SI-UK has been incredibly rewarding. When I contacted the agency with inquiries about applying to law school my counsellor, Fareeda Chand told me that the deadline to apply was in 4 days. As you could imagine I was a little worried about getting my application in on time, I didn’t even think it would be possible. Nevertheless, Fareeda assured me that we would be able to submit on time so we started the process straight away. My counsellor worked long hours to help improve my personal statement and answer any questions I had. Without her help, I don’t think I would have received offers from all 5 universities I applied to.
These were all highly ranked schools recommended to me by Fareeda. It was a difficult choice, but when it came time I chose the University of York and I have never been happier. I would most definitely recommend SI- UK to other students looking to study in the UK, they are an admirable agency willing to do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true.