Destinations, destinations, destinations

We believe that destinations - where students end up after school - is even more important than their academic performance. We partner with you to support students to progress into the best opportunity for them.

We do this by providing a one-stop-shop where students can explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their best next step after school. We also help you and your colleagues to manage the progression process effectively.

Pathways

Explore how interests lead to different education and training pathways. See what steps need to be ticked off to stand the best chance of application success. Study expert guides explaining how to navigate each step in the application process. Use MOOCs to try out different subject areas.

Opportunities

Compare every US university, every undergraduate course in the UK, every undergraduate programme taught in English in Europe, as well as opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Compare every UK degree apprenticeship and School Leaver Programme, and every Oxbridge college and FE college course.

Applications

One place to collaboratively draft all the materials needed for applications - from the Common App Essay to UK Personal Statements, from US Letters of Recommendation to UK References. Best-practice guidance, multi-teacher feedback, complete version histories.

Management

At-a-glance reports on where each student has got to with their applications. Record every careers guidance interaction. Support planning the year’s careers guidance programme. Plug-and-play careers teaching resources for every year group and pathway. Record and analyse destinations data.

How do schools rate us?

Over 1,000 partner schools say...

97.5%

of our schools describe Unifrog as 'very' intuitive and easy to use.

99.5%

of our schools rate our customer service as 'very good' or 'fantastic'.

98.5%

of our schools say they would recommend us to other schools.

Who uses Unifrog?

More than 1,000 schools around the world

British International School RiyadhInternational School of BrusselsInternational School of FlorenceJumeirah English Speaking School Arabian RanchesKuwait English SchoolNew English School KuwaitSotogrande International SchoolSt John's School CyprusTanglin Trust SchoolBedford SchoolBellerbys College CambridgeBlundell's SchoolBradford Grammar SchoolBrentwood SchoolBrighton and Hove High SchoolBrighton CollegeBromley High SchoolCity of London School for GirlsClifton CollegeColston's SchoolCroydon High SchoolEmanuel SchoolEpsom CollegeEton CollegeGeorge Watson's CollegeGiggleswick SchoolHampton SchoolIpswich SchoolLlandovery CollegeLuckley House SchoolNHSG Newcastle High School for GirlsOxford High SchoolRoyal Grammar School WorcesterRoyal Hospital SchoolRydal PenrhosSherborne School for GirlsShiplake CollegeSolihull SchoolSutton High SchoolWisbech Grammar SchoolWoldingham SchoolAlcester Grammar SchoolAllerton High SchoolArden AcademyArk AcademyBalcarras SchoolBodmin CollegeCaludon Castle SchoolChew Valley SchoolChurchill Community CollegeGarforth AcademyGeorge Spencer Academy and Technology CollegeGordon's SchoolHeathside SchoolHighworth Grammar School for GirlsHinchley Wood SchoolLondon Academy of ExcellenceNew City College: Tower HamletsNunthorpe AcademyRadyr Comprehensive School

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Who's behind the frog?

Here's our senior team

 Stephen M. Smith

Stephen M. Smith, Senior Advisor

Steve is CEO of Intellispark, vice chair of the national board at College Possible, and a member of the board of the National College Access Network. Steve is co-author of Who Do You Think You Are: Three Critical Conversations for Coaching Teens to College & Career Success, published by John Wiley & Sons.

Steve was previously president and chief product officer at Hobsons where he led global product strategy, corporate development, student data privacy, and R&D. Steve joined Hobsons through the acquisition of Naviance, a leading college and career readiness technology platform used in 12,000 schools in more than 100 countries, where he was Co-Founder and Chief Executive.

Earlier in his career, Steve served as vice president of digital product development at Peterson’s, as a founding member of the Internet consulting practice at Thomson Technology Services Group, and as a practitioner faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University and Montgomery College.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, cum laude, and an MBA from Cornell University.

Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly, Director and Co-Founder

Previously Alex founded and led the charity The Access Project, which matches high-flying graduates with students from disadvantaged areas for weekly academic tutorials. These sessions help the students achieve better grades and progress to top universities. Each week the charity delivers just under 1,000 hours of free tutorials.

Alex worked as a researcher for the UK’s then shadow Secretary of State for Education, focusing on initial teacher training, and what international school systems can teach the UK.

Alex’s first job was teaching English at Highbury Grove School in London. During his five years in the classroom, he developed what seems to have become a lifelong love for working in the sector.

Alex studied English at Oxford University.

Coralie Colmez

Coralie Colmez, Director and Co-Founder

Coralie co-authored Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom with her mother, mathematician Leila Schneps. The book uses ten historical legal cases to show how mathematics, especially statistics, can affect the outcome of criminal proceedings, especially when incorrectly applied or interpreted.

Coralie began her career as a research assistant on Carol Vorderman's task force, commissioned by the UK government to study the state of mathematics education in the United Kingdom.

Coralie read mathematics at Cambridge University under a Cambridge European Trust scholarship, graduating with a first-class degree and winning the Ryan Prize in Higher Mathematics.

Mary Curnock Cook

Mary Curnock Cook, Senior Advisor

Previously CEO of UCAS, the UK’s university admissions service, Mary’s non-executive portfolio remains steeped in education.  She Chairs the governing body at Swindon Academy and is on the Board of the multi-academy trust, United Learning; she’s also Chair of Kensington and Chelsea College, a general Further Education college, and The Access Project, the charity founded by Alex Kelly that helps low-income students get into the best universities.  She’s a non-exec director at The Student Loans Company, the Open University, and the charity, National Numeracy.  

Earlier in her career she held a number of senior roles in the education, hospitality, food and biotech sectors. She has an MSc from London Business School.

She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2000, is a Fellow of Birkbeck, University of London, and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Gloucestershire.  She was on the original BBC Woman’s Hour Power List and the Debrett’s list of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

Here's our advisory board

Anne Richardson

Anne Richardson joined the American School in London in July 2017 as Director of Academic Advising and College Counseling, having previously worked at independent schools in the US.

Having completed the presidential cycle in the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling (NEACAC), Anne is now active in the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC); she was one of two secondary school counselors appointed to the Commission for International Student Recruitment, and currently chairs NACAC's newest committee on international initiatives.

Anne has presented at the TABS Global Symposium, NACAC, NEACAC, IACAC, MCA conferences and at the U. Maine International Conference; she has written for the Journal of College Admissions and co-authored a chapter in NACAC’s "The Fundamentals of College Counseling."

Anne earned her A.B. in English from Oberlin College and her M.A. in liberal studies from Wesleyan University.

David Hawkins

David Hawkins is an experienced college and university guidance counselor with expertise in a wide range of international university admissions systems. A graduate of the University of Oxford and a former GCSE, iGCSE, A Level and IB History teacher, David has served as a college counselor in the UK and internationally supporting students in university applications to the United States, UK, Canada and Europe, among many others. Now based in the southwest of England and working with Syzygy Global Education, David provides independent counseling services to students and families around the world, particularly those looking for support in applications to the UK (including Oxbridge and Medicine), the United States and multi-country applications.
 
Previously Head of College and Careers Counselling at the International School of Brussels and Head of Careers at Taunton School, David has served as a member of the Council of International School’s Guidance Committee, and its Committee for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as the Government Relations committee of the International Association for College Admissions Counseling.

Jack Shull

Jack Shull is the Director of University and Counseling at St. Stephen’s School in Rome, a grade 9 to 12 school offering the IB Diploma Program.

Over the last 30 years he has worked as Director of Counseling and Special Services, and as a University Counselor, at American and British curriculum international schools in Norway, Belgium, Thailand, Egypt, China and Taiwan. Jack is also an Independent Educational Consultant (IEC) and teaches the UCLA Extension Program in the ‘College Counseling Certificate’ program.

Jack has for many years been an active member and a committee member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), and is a past-president of the International Association of College Admissions Counseling. He has given numerous presentations at international conferences, has written articles on college admissions, and has developed programs and workshops for international students who wish to study in the US, the UK, the Netherlands and other countries. 

Patience Fanella-Koch

With twenty years of experience in college counselling and university admissions, Patience Fanella-Koch serves as the Director of College and Career Counselling at Aiglon College, an international boarding school in Switzerland offering the International Baccalaureate diploma. Previously, she worked in two secondary schools and a private liberal arts university in the US.

Patience is dedicated to students' personal and academic development, and their pursuit of higher education. She has developed comprehensive counselling programmes in multiple high schools, and started the college counselling track for Horizons GFA, a volunteer program assisting underserved students in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Within the profession, she serves on the executive board of the International Association for College Admission Counseling, advocating for professionals, students and families around the world as they access various opportunities.

Patience double-majored in international relations and French studies at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA, including a study abroad experience through Boston University in Paris, France.

Shana Russell

Growing up outside Boston, USA, Shana Russell never thought her job would take her all around the world! After living in Asia for five years - Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea - Shana is now the Head of College Counseling at Dubai American Academy. 

A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, she worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and Trinity College before becoming a college counselor. Shana is passionate about college and university counseling and believes in "best fit" advocacy when working with her students. 

Married with two young sons, Shana loves to travel to new countries, eat amazing food, play any kind of sport or board game, and have wonderful adventures with her family.

What's the point?

What we're working towards

When he was a teacher at Highbury Grove School in London, Alex was inspired by an exciting group of students to start The Access Project, a charity that aims to help disadvantaged kids get into prestigious universities. The Access Projects's main focus was organising free one-to-one tuition, but it soon became clear that the students also struggled with making the best choices on which universities to apply to. Alex and Coralie realised that there was already a wealth of data available to students to make these choices, but nowhere that actually helped them navigate this information. This was the beginning of Unifrog! Alex left The Access Project (which is still going strong) to focus full time on Unifrog.

The platform grew from helping students explore their UK university choices to encompassing post-high school choices around the world, including apprenticeships and Further Education colleges in the UK, US and Canadian universities, and degrees taught in English in Europe and soon Hong Kong, Australia and many more countries. In parallel, Unifrog expanded its functionality to help both students and their counselors with the whole application process - from deciding on a subject area and writing application essays or teacher recommendations, to building an application and sending it.

Throughout its growth, Unifrog's aim has stayed the same: to bring all the available information into a single, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. Rather than allowing algorithms or advertising to have any influence, Unifrog presents information impartially, and puts the power for decision making in the hands of students and teachers. Unifrog's long term goal is to provide students and teachers with a one-stop-shop for finding and applying for any opportunity taught in English, anywhere in the world.

Our values

These are the principles we work by

1

We will never stop trying to improve our service or our platform.

2

We put having a positive social impact before anything else.

3

We hugely value our customers, and respond to their input.