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Who are we?



Marie-Louise Banning
BA Hons Hispanic Studies RSA DELTA

Careers Counselling, Business and Economics, Marketing and Law

Marie-Louise founded apply2university in 2011. She has worked in international education for over 30 years, and is a strong advocate of IB. From 2000- 2010 she was Principal of schools in Cambridge Education Group, and was a Member of the Board from 2005. She has appointed a team of subject specialists who reflect her own integrity, and have a deep understanding of the complex issues of choosing and applying to university.

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Rebecca Williams
BA Theology, Oxford. Head of Oxbridge Applications

Oxford and Cambridge applications, Humanities, Theology.

Rebecca Williams leads the world-renowned Oxbridge Applications team. She supports families using Oxbridge Application’s annual research, as well as her close ties with an advisory board of former Oxbridge Admissions Tutors, resulting in a remarkable success rate of 52%, compared to 18%.


Dr Vicky Davis

Medicine, Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Oxbridge Admissions.

Vicky is a former Principal of two international colleges, and has taught Mathematics, Languages and postgraduate Science in the UK. She has extensive experience in Oxbridge applications, and in training our students in university admissions tests. She speaks four languages fluently, and has a deep understanding of Russian culture and education.

Dr Jon Tabbert
BSc, MSc, EdD

US Admissions

Jon acquired his expertise in US admissions holding senior admissions positions for New England College (New Hampshire) and Webster University (Missouri), before becoming Dean of Admissions for Richmond, The American International University in London. Since 1995, Jon has been the go-to expert in US admissions for many of the best schools in the UK and provided expert independent consultancy to families.

Liz Osborne

Dr Elizabeth Osborne
BSc Hons MSc PhD Geochemistry and Marine Science PG Cert Csci

Science, Social Sciences and Engineering.

Elizabeth is a Chartered Scientist who works internationally on environmental and social aspects of engineering projects. She has worked at a number of UK Universities, has a PG Cert in teaching in Higher Education, and remains an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter where she is a regular guest lecturer.


Richard Adey
BA Hons MA Fine Art Fulbright fellow

Architecture, Fashion, Graphic Design, Film and Photography

Richard has lectured in Art & Design for over 30 years. For the last 20 years of his career he was Head of Foundation at Salisbury College of Art. Under his leadership student placement into Higher Education courses is consistently 100%. Richard is also knowledgeable on US applications, owing to his time as a Fulbright fellow in Seattle, Washington.

We are fortunate to be able to rely on the academic expertise of counsellors who have graduated from some of the world's best universities. They have all worked at pre-university level, and understand the admissions process.

apply2university offers practical and honest advice to help students enter the best possible university in the following degrees:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Medicine, Medical Science and Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Mathematics and Sciences
  • Media and Communications
  • Creative Arts

Education partners overseas

apply2university is pleased to work with a number of trusted and experienced partners overseas, who know our work well.

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