More people in 2017 applied to appear on the ITV reality show than to attend Oxford or Cambridge. The programme’s production team said that more than 85,000 people wanted to find love on an island this year, while 23,521 “domiciled” British citizens applied to Oxford or Cambridge in 2017.
A 2015 study found that, over a lifetime, Oxbridge graduates earn £400,000 more than those who went to other universities. In fact, recent evidence suggests that the place you really want to go is the London Business School, with alumni earning an average of £69,000 five years after graduating. But this pales compared with Love Islanders. The islanders get a basic salary – £200 a week – and the potential of a £50,000 prize. But the real cash is to be made afterwards. Stars can ask for about £2,000 for a nightclub appearance.
We at Crescent Tuition believe that education is more important and that not only can it provide financial rewards but also life long skills around building relationships to cope in the modern world. Not only do you study a subject you are passionate about but you also get the chance to live away from home, play sports and participate in university life. These valuable lessons cannot be achieved through sitting on a beach sipping a cocktail.
With places at top universities like Oxford and Cambridge becoming more competitive the role of a tutor becomes more vital. Here at Crescent Tuition we have our university applications tutor, Evie, who can help guide you through the process of writing a personal statement and preparing you for interviews. Evie graduated Oxford in 2014 and knows what the pressures are like, “I initially got bad advice about which course to apply for and where to study; this caused me some stress as I had my heart set on Oxford. After eventually securing a place I can now pass on my wealth of experience to young people applying to Oxbridge and guide them in the right direction”.
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