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Your future in our hands

Personal guidance

Marie-Louise has built a strong network of advisors who share her passion to help students find the right path to their chosen career and successful future. All of her consultants have a deep understanding of student requirements and university admissions procedures. Every applicant is different and needs individual advice accordingly. It is this understanding which underpins the team’s personal approach, and which lies at the heart of their work.  Please do read some of the wonderful testimonials which we receive on a regular basis. 

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Marie-Louise Curtis Banning  
Humanities and Social Sciences

BA Hons Hispanic Studies RSA DELTA
Marie- Louise is highly respected as a specialist in advising international students on university applications.  Her previous company, apply2university, was acquired by a well-known educational consultancy in London in 2016, where she became Director of UK applications. Previously she was Principal in schools in Cambridge Education Group, where she introduced the IB Diploma, and was a Member of the Board for five years. 

Dr Lucy Marples   Medicine 

MBBS MPhil BA Hons

Lucy works as a Junior Doctor in London, having completed her Academic Foundation Training in Medical Education. Since completing Graduate Medicine at Kings College London, she has advised and tutored applicants to medical school for several years during her training, and has exceptional academic ability as a first class graduate in both philosophy and medicine.  

Richard Adey   Creative Arts  

BA Hons MA Fine Art Fulbright fellow

Richard has lectured in Art and 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 was also a Fulbright fellow in Seattle, Washington.

Shirley Lambert   American applications
BA Poli Sci Wellesley MLS Simmons MBA Colorado TEFL 

Shirley has successfully advised applicants to the USA for Marie-Louise since 2011. As former academic publisher in Washington D.C.,lecturer at Simmons GSLIS in Boston, and latterly at Parsons
in Paris, she has extensive experience at university level, and maintains contacts with a wide network of universities.  She continues to interview scholarship applicants for her alma mater, Wellesley.  Shirley can also cover Canadian applications.

Anna Valyogos  Economics specialist

BA Hons University of Cambridge, MSc LSE 

Anna gained a first-class honours iin Economics and Applied Social Data Science and is currently working as a pre-doctoral research fellow at the University of Zürich. Since her studies, she has taught an intensive Economics course in a prestigious summer school in Cambridge and tutored many successful applicants. Anna has also gained experience outside of academia as a management consultant and has great enthusiasm for the diverse applications of economics.

Kitty Wijsman  Dutch Universities and EU 

BA French MA Theatre Studies and History of Art Utrecht

Kitty has been working in Dutch education since 1974. As a French teacher and school guidance counsellor she provided young adults and their parents with specialist guidance on selection of, and applications to universities in the Netherlands. Since 2001 she has been working as an independent education consultant,



Emanuele Silvio Gentile   Science specialist

PhD student in Atmosphere, Ocean and Wave dynamics

Emanuele has gained first-class honours in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London and is currently taking a PhD at the University of Reading, partnered with the Met Office. Originally from Italy, he understands the challenges which students face, both during the application procedure and after arrival

Lynn Weston   Research Specialist and Essay Training

BA Hons German and English MA Creative Writing

Lynn has over 30 years’ experience in education and management.She founded her own school of English in Switzerland, and later became International and Baccalaureate Director of CATS College Canterbury where she assisted international students with their university applications.

Charlotte Taylor   Media and Communications

BA Media & Communications 

Charlotte brings to the team up-to-date knowledge of media and technology through her roles as Director of broadcasts in the UK and abroad, creator of youtube hits (ratings of over 5 million), and Director and Producer for global brands onscreen content. As Casting Director of BBC series, she is also an experienced interviewer and contributes to our interview training programme. 


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