Virginia Hartley


Writing Advisor

Virginia graduated with a First Class BA Hons in English Literature from Oxford University, before finding her passion for Art History. A scholarship student at the Courtauld Institute, she wrote her MA dissertation on early forms of visual diary. She then spent several formative years at Sotheby’s – ultimately managing valuations in the UK and abroad – before going on to work as a creative copywriter.
She is currently also writing freelance and compiling her first manuscript – a collection of short stories. Virginia brings her professional writing experience and her passion for the editing process to supporting students with the written elements of their US and UK applications.