The Art of Networking

Networking is a word that gets bashed around a lot and everyone talks about how important it can be. Not to jump on the band wagon but it’s true! We meet thousands of students every [...]

The Jump From School To University Life!

This weeks blog post come from Sam, an Oxford University History Graduate. This is the first of two blogs that will be posted by Sam, and focuses on the transition from A Level study to [...]

Studying Abroad For A Year

This weeks blog comes from Haniyyah, who wants to share some of the fantastic experiences she had whilst on her study abroad year in France! On the final day of my Erasmus year I waded [...]

Application Advice from EY

This week’s blog post is brought to you by the EY Schools Recruitment Officer, Harriet who shares some insight into the top five qualities she looks for when recruiting students. As a member of the [...]

Enriching Your Personal Statement

Everyone can write a personal statement that sparkles - it’s just a matter of knowing how. Whether you are a scientist, a linguist, a student of the humanities, a mathematician or a potential lawyer or [...]

Applying to Oxbridge

We are really fortunate to have a lot of supporters here at Pure Potential who are always volunteering to help us so we can offer the best advice and guidance to the students we work [...]

Why go to university

When I was at school, I had two choices: go to uni or get a job. Things have changed since my time, and students are now faced with a myriad of options from going to [...]

Why We Started Pure Potential

I co-founded Pure Potential almost 10 years ago to help deserving state-educated sixth-formers gain access to the more competitive universities and professions.  We decided to focus on sixth-formers because research (from the Sutton Trust) showed that thousands [...]