Date: Wednesday 15th May, 9:30am-12:30pm
Topic: Applying to both US & UK universities
Speakers: Seamus Malin & James Higgins

Ticket: £75 for one and £120 for two 
Location: St Columba's Church, Pont St, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BD

A morning with Seamus Malin, US admissions consultant and previous Director of the Harvard University International Office, and James Higgins, Director of University Admissions, Bonas MacFarlane.

  • how to apply to the world’s best universities
  • differences between UK & US applications
  • how to tailor applications for each system
  • what to focus on
  • when to start preparing

Seamus has worked with international students for over 50 years, mostly at Harvard and for 15 as an independent counsellor. He will draw from his extensive admissions experience and share invaluable tips for those considering applying to the world’s best universities.

James is a specialist at preparing students for making simultaneous applications to British and American universities. He will deconstruct the differences between the UK and US applications systems and highlight how students should tailor their applications for each system. You will come away with a nuanced understanding of what is important for you and your child to focus on.

The talk will include a Q&A at the end to ensure that parents have all of their questions answered.

Tickets are £75 and include tea, coffee and pastries.


The London Parents Forum is a series of short courses led by leading educational professionals. Organised by Bonas MacFarlane Education, the Forum provides parents with the information they need to help their children thrive in London and beyond. Bonas MacFarlane has helped thousands of families find the right schools and universities for their children.