The University Guys are here to support students in exploring, preparing for and applying to universities all over the world.
As independent university specialists, some people think of us as a ‘top up’ service that goes beyond what your current school might offer and enables you to access world class universities in other countries.
Our team provides one-to-one tutoring and guidance to students and their families, helping them to get a place at the top university of their choice, and making the process of applications clear, manageable and successful.
David Hawkins, Founder
One of the world’s top independent college counselors, David Hawkins MA (Oxford), PGCE specialises in supporting families and students to enter some of the world’s best ranked universities and most importantly, helping students to work out which institutions are the best match for them.
Richard Judd, Associate
Brandy Fransen, Associate
Brandy Fransen has worked in international higher education and admissions for over sixteen years. She was raised a third-culture kid in Latin America before moving to the United States to attend art school. Brandy has a B.F.A in Graphic Design and worked as a designer before changing careers to international admission.
Emma Reddy, Application Essay Specialist
Emma Reddy MA (Cambridge), PhD (Leicester) graduated from Cambridge with a First class degree in English Literature. She worked as a Corporate lawyer in London for several years before completing a Masters with Distinction in Modern Literature.
Mark Weston, Associate – Europe, USA & Canada
A former Head of Higher Education Guidance at a top international school in China, Mark is experienced in working with students on multi-country applications to destinations including the USA, Canada, Australasia and the most popular Asian locations.