Our mission is to provide trustworthy application advice that we wish we'd had

Figuring out university applications whilst studying is a pain. It’s unfair that some people have to do this alone, and others have help. That's why we aim to offer concise, reliable information from recent or current students.






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Meet the team

Our team is currently spread across Oxford, Cambridge, and London. You can find out more about each person by hovering/tapping on their image.

Co-founder. Akil is in his final year of Engineering at Cambridge and began the project in 2018 with Tommy.

Akil Hashmi - Cambridge

Co-founder. Tommy recently graduated from HSPS in Cambridge and now works in London as a social worker.

Tommy Gale - London

Head (and Founder) of InsideUni Oxford. Peter has pioneered the team in Oxford and studies PPE.

Peter Wallich - Oxford

Central team Outreach Coordinator. Finn joined IU very early on and has worked extensively in access.

Finn Manders - Cambridge

Project lead for the central team. Ruth is one of the most experienced members of the team working in access.

Ruth Moss - Cambridge

Technical team lead. Alongside web development, Tom brings a sharp eye for design and pitching to the team.

Tom Flatters - Oxford

Head of Cambridge team. As a student from Hong-Kong, Cheryl brings an international perspective to the team.

Cheryl Kwok - Cambridge

Cambridge Campus Coordinator. Dan is a first year languages student so remembers well how it feels to apply.

Dan Bui - Cambridge

Head of Oxford's Social Media. Julia brings experience from her outreach work and a flair for social media.

Julia Duddy - Oxford

Head of Oxford Events. Helena's events have been a key part of establishing InsideUni Oxford.

Helena Rodgers - Oxford

Head of Engagement in Cambridge. Dan brings impressive organisation and initiative to our social media team.

Dan Webb - Cambridge

Our software developer Ray has made substantial improvements to the front and back-end design of the site.

Rehman Amjad - Cambridge

Head of Content in Cambridge. Natalie has been the driving force behind our interviews and subject guides.

Natalie T. - Cambridge

Head of Cambridge Events. Tami is an access representative both in her college and the BME campaign.

Tami Briggs - Cambridge

Head of Outreach for Cambridge. Zara is behind our Cambridge outreach strategy to maximise the impact of IU.

Zara Maruna - Cambridge

Software developer. Ben brings an in-depth knowledge of back-end software to the team.

Ben Hack - Oxford

Video content lead. Charlotte led the creation of our Q&A videos alongside building our student community.

Charlotte Rougier - Oxford

Written Content Team Member.

Seren Ford - Oxford

Written Content Team Member.

Jack Jenner - Oxford

Our very own Graphic Designer.

Hannah Kieve - Oxford

Content Lead Oxford.

Felix O'Mahony - Oxford

Written Content Team Member.

Ellie Cassidy - Oxford

Our story

We are a non-profit, student-led project to make university applications more accessible for everyone. InsideUni was publicly launched in September 2018 for Cambridge, and following success in the first year, launched to Oxford in October 2019.

By crowdsourcing information from recent or current students, then editing the responses to explain any terminology and remove personal information, we are able to provide unique outlooks that are accessible for school students.

We started with interview experiences - as that's the least well documented part of the Oxford/Cambridge interview process. You find our database of interview experiences from real students available under the 'Interviews' tab at the top of this page.

Next, we moved onto subject guides, and following a big restructuring project, we offer course guides and subject guides, as well as more general resources like our guide for international students. They can all be found under the 'Guides' tab at the top of this page.

In April 2020, we began a series of live online video Q&As with students at both universities. You can all of these on our YouTube channel and we are in the process of uploading them to this website.

Get in touch

You can reach out to the team through our social media (linked at the bottom of the page) or you can email us at [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you!