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.

Central Team

The Central Team is comprised of key members who lead each part of InsideUni, helping to maintain our projects in Oxbridge, and setting our direction on a national level. Tommy, our CEO, works to set our national direction, while the President and Vice-President oversee the running of InsideUni in Oxford and Cambridge.

Tommy Gale
Co-Founder and CEO

Tommy graduated from HSPS in Cambridge and now works in London as a social worker. He co-founded InsideUni in 2018 and now works on partnership projects to implement the InsideUni model of crowdsourcing testimonies to other organisations.

Ellie Cassidy
President

Ellie is the President of InsideUni Oxbridge. She's currently in her third year studying Geography at Oxford. Ellie's role is to lead the direction of the project, making sure all team members are working on projects they care about, and helping to ensure InsideUni reaches as many prospective applicants as possible.

Natalie Thompson
Vice-President and Head of Content

Natalie is the Vice-President of InsideUni and also the Head of Content. She is a third-year History student at Cambridge. Natalie leads the Content Team which comprises written content for our website; video content for the InsideUni YouTube channel; and coordinating regular social media uploads.

Charlotte Gleed
Head of Outreach

Charlotte studies History at Oxford. She is the Head of Outreach for InsideUni, which involves getting the project out to as many prospective applicants as possible, including through partnerships with academy trusts and regional authorities.

Daniel Gibson
Head of Product

Dan studies Astrophysics at Cambridge and is the Head of Product for InsideUni. He coordinates the Product Team in writing code for the frontend and backend of the website.

Matilda Trueblood
Head of Impact

Matilda studies Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Oxford. She is the Head of Impact for InsideUni, which involves working to collect regular information on the project's impact and implement the results, to ensure that InsideUni is the best that it can be!

Harman Tutt
Head of Jobs and Internships Taskforce

Harman is a second-year historian at Cambridge. He leads the InsideUni Jobs and Internships Taskforce, which involves undertaking market research and liaising with current university students to explore how the InsideUni model can best be applied to the competitive internship market.

Content Team

Our Content Team is responsible for curating the crowdsourced written guides, blog posts, and the crowdsourced database of student interview experiences on the InsideUni website. They also help to create our video content, which we launched last summer, and help manage our social media platforms. They work closely with the Head of Content and our wider team of volunteers who help write and edit content.

Chloe Bond
Cambridge Content Lead

Chloe is a third-year Education student at Cambridge. She leads the Cambridge members of the written content team in producing new guides and blog posts, and updating existing website content.

Seren Ford
Oxford Content Lead

Seren is a second-year Biochemistry student at Oxford. She has been involved in InsideUni since Summer 2020 and currently writes lots of blog posts about her application experience and life at Oxford!

Elizabeth Leong
Jobs and Internships (Content)

Elizabeth is a third-year Economics student at Cambridge. Over her time volunteering with InsideUni, she has edited many of the interview testimonies and currently works on the Jobs and Internships Taskforce, exploring how InsideUni can adapt our content to the internship market.

Sarah Swift
Written Content Team Member

Sarah is in her first year studying Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge, having initially studied Biological Natural Sciences.

Molly Carswell
Written Content Team Member

Molly is a second-year History student at Cambridge. For InsideUni, she edits interview testimonies and writes blog posts about applying to Cambridge, studying History, and generally being a Cambridge undergraduate.

Emilie Clowry
Written Content Team Member

Emilie recently graduated from Oxford, where she studied Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. Whilst on a gap year, she is volunteering with InsideUni to edit interview testimonies and write blog posts for our website.

Barbara Walkowiak
Video Content Team Member

Barbara is a second-year Natural Sciences student at Cambridge. She edits InsideUni's YouTube and Instagram videos.

Madeleine Ridout
Social Media Assistant

Leina is a second-year student at Oxford studying Japanese. She coordinates the uploading of InsideUni's social media posts, and will soon be sharing insights about studying abroad in Japan!

Gloria Morey
Graphic Designer

Gloria is a second-year Psychology and Linguistics student at Oxford. She joined InsideUni this academic year and has been busy creating graphics for Instagram posts and YouTube thumbnails ever since!

Hannah Kieve
Graphic Designer

Hannah is a second-year Music student at Oxford. She is one of InsideUni's graphic designers, which involves creating graphics for InsideUni's social media posts and merchandise!

Outreach Team

The Outreach Team works to spread awareness of InsideUni within Oxford, Cambridge, and to prospective applicants across the UK and even further. This includes recruiting thousands of student contributors, nurturing our campus communities through running events and collaborating with student societies, and making sure applicants know about our website. This has included social media, press campaigns – such as our feature in The Guardian in 2020! – and other projects at the regional level.

Natalie Thomas
Outreach Lead

Natalie is a final-year historian at Oxford and a proud Welsh girl from Pembrokeshire. One of her personal goals involves widening Welsh access to Oxbridge, through partnerships with external national organisations such as the Seren Network.

Katie Orrell
Outreach Lead

Katie is a third-year Geographer at Oxford. She joined InsideUni this academic year as one of the Outreach Leads, working with Natalie and the rest of the team to raise awareness of InsideUni amongst prospective applicants and their schools.

Isabel Freedman
Communications Manager

Isabel is a History graduate and is currently studying for an MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oxford. She collates and sends out a monthly newsletter to explain what InsideUni has been getting up to recently.

Anu Sofuyi
Cambridge Community Champion

Anu is a second-year Architecture student at Cambridge. She organises several informal socials in Cambridge each term to get the team together.

Amarachi Nwamba
Oxford Community Champion

Amarachi is a second-year Medicine student at Oxford who has been volunteering with InsideUni since she was an offer-holder! She organises social events each term for Oxford team members, and works with Anu to produce inter-university competitions between team members!

Product Team

Our product team is responsible for developing our website and platforms for editing content. Our website is coded entirely in-house, meaning we can be flexible and innovative in thinking about how we can shape our website to best help applicants.

We are recruiting for our product team! If you have a couple of hours a week spare, and would like to write code for a website receiving thousands of views per month, fill out this form.

Chelsea Crawford
Product Team Member

Chelsea is a third-year Computer Science student at Oxford. She helps to coordinate team members and launch recruitment campaigns.

Fatimah Suleiman
Product Team Member

Fatimah is a second-year Computer Science and Philosophy student at Oxford. At InsideUni, she makes suggestions for improvements to the website and writes codes to implement them.

Priyansh Chugh
Product Team Member

Priyansh is an A Level student currently in Year 13. He volunteers with the InsideUni Product Team to help with development of our website.

Shaun McElhinney
Product Team Member

Shaun is a self-taught professional web developer who volunteers with InsideUni in his spare time.

Our story

InsideUni is a non-profit, student-led project making university applicants more accessible for everyone. We publicly launched in September 2018 in Cambridge, and launched in Oxford in October 2019 following our success in Cambridge. Since then, we have grown from a team of just three founding students, to over 40 team members, and 3,000 student contributors.

We started by crowdsourcing interview experiences, as that’s the least well documented part of the Oxford/Cambridge application process. By crowdsourcing these experiences from students and then editing them to explain terminology and bust any myths, we are able to provide unique outlooks that are accessible for students everywhere. You can find our database of interview experiences under the Interviews tab at the top of this page.

Next, we moved onto broad subject guides, and now offer written guides on choosing a course, sitting the admissions test, and general resources like our guide for international students and on accessing welfare support at Oxbridge. In 2021, we launched the InsideUni blog. You can find all of these under the Guides and Blog tabs at the top of this page.

In April 2020, we began a series of live online video Q&As with students from both Oxford and Cambridge. More recently, we have been posting short videos on YouTube (linked at the bottom of the page) and we’re looking forwards to expanding this content in the coming months.

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!