The education at Oxford, Cambridge and other elite universities in the UK is by in large both inspiring and of the highest quality. It’s personal, rigorous and honest. The pursuit of excellence through rigorous thought is something Oxbridge can directly cultivate for those lucky enough to enrol (matriculate) or indirectly encourage for those brave enough to apply or inquisitive enough to engage independently.

Are we, as parents, comfortable enough with selective higher- education so that we can prepare our children for the challenges and opportunities it can bring? Or are our misplaced unconscious biases against ‘the elite’ holding them back.

Universities offer hundreds of courses and depending on your choice of course, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE or the other UK based world renowned institutions may not be the best choice – there’s a balance to strike, but more on that on another occasion.

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Written by Dr. Ambroz Neil