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Firm and insurance offers

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Ucas Extra explained

Ucas Extra can be a good way to find a university course if your original Ucas application hasn’t gone as planned. See our guide to what Ucas Extra can offer you

18 April 2018

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How long does it take for universities to reply to your application?

What happens after you send in your Ucas application? Still waiting? Find out when to expect to get a reply from the universities you’ve applied to.

31 January 2018

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University offers: what they mean and what to do next

A guide to unconditional and conditional offers from universities you’ve applied to through Ucas. What do they mean and what are your next choices?

14 January 2018

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First and insurance university choices explained

What’s the difference between university firm and insurance choices? We’ve got help with deciding which offers to accept and answer your queries, from changing your mind to what happens next.

12 January 2018

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Unconditional offers: should you always accept?

Unconditional offers: a no strings attached route direct to university, or muddying the waters when it comes to choosing a course? We've put them under the microscope.

20 December 2017

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Behind the scenes: how your uni application is processed

What makes your Ucas application stand out once you’ve fired it off - and how long does it take before universities will start making offers? Find out how your uni application is processed, and what university admissions tutors are really looking for.

20 December 2017

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What to do if you don’t get an offer from your first choice university

Rejected from your first choice university? Read our guide on what to do if you didn’t get the offer you were hoping for and how to deal with rejection. We cover Ucas Clearing and Extra, choosing a different uni, and whether you could get a second chance.

18 December 2017

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Making your first and insurance choices: top tips

University offers in? Everything you need to know to make the right first and insurance choices for you.

23 November 2017

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Waiting for uni offers: how to keep your head

'I keep checking Track every few hours - even at 2am - in case there's an update...'. Sound familiar? The Student Room explains how to keep your head when waiting for university offers.

12 October 2016

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