I've spent a lot of my life in higher education in the US and the UK as both a student and a professional. I've traveled worldwide doing recruitment, admissions, lectures, workshops, and strategic planning to promote educational partnerships at a senior level, as well as one on one with students navigating the application process, and with advisors and universities providing training, and supporting their priorities.
For nearly twenty years I've made higher education my passion, but also my canvas - creating two degrees that spanned academia and industry, thinking outside of the box for promotion, partnership, and admission, honing the craft of story, entrepreneurship, and innovation to grow as a person, as a professional, an academic, and as a guide.
I'm American myself, and I started working in admissions as a student in the US. I then did two degrees in the UK (MA, PhD), and worked in recruitment and admissions for more than a decade after at Bangor University. After that, I was the Market Development Manager for the US and Canada with Global Wales/Study in Wales for nearly five years, supporting the Welsh universities in their recruitment and admissions work, attending and presenting at various conferences (NACAC, IECA, NAFSA), offering guidance, training, and support to students, advisors, and parents.
For students: I'm available as needed, or for your full journey in finding fitting universities, navigating your application, and building your personal statement. I can also help with research proposals, connecting with universities and faculty, and exploring life in the UK.
For Advisors: I can provide individual or group training on education in the UK, admissions processes and UK life, I can assist in putting together comprehensive tours, and offer university introductions.
For Universities and organisations: I can help clarify your entry requirements, train admissions staff, consult on strategy and engagement, provide research and reports, guide recruitment, or assist with trip coverage and partnership development.
I look forward to working with you, and the initial chat is always free to see what might work for you.
Testimonials "I worked with Maggie Parke to transfer to University in the UK. Maggie proved to be an invaluable resource in selecting a University thanks to her knowledge of the different universities I was interested in. She really listened to what my goals were in choosing a University. Her personal level of involvement during the application process made me feel much more comfortable and certain in my decision. Maggie worked with me through every step of the process with knowledge, patience, and kindness. I wholeheartedly endorse her service to anyone looking to study in the UK." TP, Student, USA
"Maggie Parke is an extremely effective, responsive, and professional consultant for students looking to study at University in the UK. We worked with Maggie when my son was looking to go to a University in the UK. Our experience with Maggie was very personalized and tailored based on my son’s needs and goals. She was always available to answer questions across various aspects of the application process, and she is extremely knowledgeable and insightful about the entire process. Maggie helped bring structure, organization, and clarity to what can be an overwhelming process, providing valuable feedback, enthusiasm, and advice. In addition to her excellent professional skills, she is personable and caring. It was clear that she truly had the best interests of my son in mind when advising us. Her kindness, care, and sense of humor make her a true pleasure to work with, and we would highly recommend Maggie as a University consultant." EP, Parent, USA