Map Oxbridge Applications, 14 – 16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR

Our Oxbridge-graduate tutors are recruited and trained by a team of dedicated Oxbridge-graduate consultants, based at our headquarters in London. 

Alongside our tutors and consultants, we also have a number of former headteachers and specialised education consultants on our Advisory Board – many of whom attend our courses and give support directly to students.

If you are considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge, a Private Consultation with an Oxbridge admissions expert is the best possible way to build a bespoke plan for preparation that will help you maximise your chances of winning a place. Call +44 (0)20 7499 2394 or Email us

Alicia Luba
Consultancy Director

BA Oxon, MA Kings College, London

Alicia holds a first-class degree in English Literature from St Hilda’s College Oxford and also an MA in Shakespeare from Kings College, London. She has been consulting with students, schools and parents for Oxbridge Applications since 2013, specialising in the Arts and Humanities subjects. She regularly takes on her own Premier Service students as well as conducting the initial Private Consultations in the London office or around the globe. Alicia travels to meet clients and schools in the United Arab Emirates, Italy, China, Nigeria and most recently, Oman.

Alison Bissell
Head of Oxbridge Applications

BA Oxon

Alison read Mathematics and Philosophy at Pembroke College, Oxford. She began working with Oxbridge Applications as a tutor and has maintained this role alongside her other work since 2012. As a consultant with Oxbridge Applications, Alison has conducted hundreds of mock interviews and consultations with students both in the UK and around the globe, travelling to schools in the Middle East and Far East. She has also worked in corporate roles within government, before rejoining us in September 2017.

Theo Boyce
Deputy Head of Oxbridge Applications

MA Cantab

Theo graduated from Queens' College, Cambridge with a 'starred' Double First degree in Social Anthropology, now part of Human, Social, and Political Sciences. He then trained on the three-year acting course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2016. Alongside advising at Oxbridge Applications, Theo has performed at theatres such as the Old Vic, the Barbican, and the Oxford Playhouse. He enjoys meeting with young people to guide them on educational decisions, as well as helping them build their communication skills and confidence. Inspired by his work in consulting, he is currently completing an MSc in Psychology at Birkbeck College in London, with the aim to pursue doctoral studies in the future.

Sofia Radaelli
Programmes Manager

BA Oxon

Sofia read Theology and Religion as an academic scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in July 2017. She has experience of teaching at the primary school level and of coordinating and leading group educational sessions at sixth form level. During her time at university, Sofia was also involved in supporting secondary school pupils in humanities subjects, including advising on personal statements and assessing academic work. After graduating she spent some time doing personal research and traveling to explore her interests in art, architecture, and religion. As the Head of Programmes, Sofia oversees every student’s application and the delivery of the Premier Service, and works closely with students and parents. Outside of work, Sofia is fond of Renaissance and Baroque music, Italian food, and a good murder mystery.


Since 1999, Oxbridge Applications has sought the guidance and advice, as well as worked with, former Oxbridge Admissions Tutors, to ensure our students receive the most accurate guidance possible.

Barry Webb

Barry Webb is a former Admissions Tutor and Tutor in English at Oxford University. He is also a former member of the Joint Oxford & Cambridge Admissions Council. He has advised Oxbridge Applications from its inception, and is integral to our understanding of the Oxbridge application process. Barry currently teaches Master’s-level students at Oxford, having previously been a visiting professor in the USA and Japan. Barry’s decade-long tenure with Oxford University means that students get an unparalleled insight into what qualities and attributes the universities seek in applicants.

Jane Bennett-Rees

Jane is a graduate of St Hugh’s, Oxford, and was later a fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where she held the position of Admissions Researcher. Her insight into both Oxford and Cambridge University has given her an excellent grounding from which she advises and prepares students for entrance, visiting both universities regularly and talking to admissions and subject tutors in order to maintain an encompassing knowledge of the application process. Jane currently lectures in Mathematics at King’s College, London and Guys Medical School, focusing her energies on helping first-year students bridge the gap between A-level study and university courses. She is a member of Oxbridge Applications’ advisory board.

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Our Oxbridge-graduate consultants are available between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday, with additional evening availability when requested.

Oxbridge Applications, 14 – 16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR

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