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Ucas application

Inside university interviews, tests and applications

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What to do if you miss the Ucas deadline

Uh-oh, you've missed the Ucas deadline. What are your options? Our guide covers late applications, Ucas Extra and Clearing...

05 February 2019

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Five New Year's resolutions for university applicants

Hoping to head off to uni this year? Then you've got a big year ahead of you. So, in fitting New Year's style, here are some resolutions that could help you on your way.

04 February 2019

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Making the grade: A* students share their revision tips and secrets

A* students share their top tips for how to revise for A-levels, plus we share advice on when to start and more.

04 February 2019

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How to prepare for a university interview

Find our how to prepare for a university interview and discover expert uni interview techniques and tips to help you succeed at your university interview.

04 February 2019

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Ucas Extra explained

Ucas Extra is a lifeline if you've not received any offers, or you've declined those you have. Learn more about Ucas Extra, including when it is.

16 January 2019

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Post-Ucas deadline: five things to do next

So you've submitted your Ucas application, but that doesn't mean your application journey is over. Prepare for what comes next.

02 January 2019

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Ucas deadline countdown 2019: things to remember

We wouldn’t necessarily recommend waiting until 15 January, the day of the Ucas deadline, to submit your university application – but if things are down to the wire, here's how to ensure you're fully prepared.

09 December 2018

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

When can you expect to get an offer (hopefully!) from a university you've applied to? As our guide explains, response times on decisions can vary.

19 November 2018

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Ucas deadlines and key application dates

Get organised with our calendar of the key dates and deadlines in the Ucas application process for students beginning studies in September 2016.

02 October 2018

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How easy is it to switch courses once I’m at university?

Thinking about changing university course? Read our advice for anyone wanting to switch subject or uni.

21 August 2018

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International Baccalaureate (IB) students: applying to university

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an increasingly popular qualification in the UK. Can taking the IB put you at an advantage over A-level students?

01 July 2018

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What do I need to get into Oxford or Cambridge?

If you’re thinking about applying to Oxford or Cambridge, you’ve got to stand out against the tough competition. Our five-step plan sets out what you’ll need.

27 June 2018

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Should you apply for more than one course at the same university?

Applying for different courses at one university? This can be a good, or bad, idea depending on the subject. Read our advice — including personal statement tips - before you apply.

27 June 2018

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Can you get into university if you’re studying BTECs?

Don’t be put off applying to university if you’re taking BTECs rather than A-levels. Here’s what universities think of them and how you can maximise your options.

26 June 2018

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Which admissions tests do you need to take?

Don’t know which admissions tests you’ll need to take when applying? LNAT, BMAT, UKCAT, Oxbridge tests….there are so many! Let’s help you figure out these acronyms mean, which tests are required of you, and what they involve.

06 June 2018

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Applying for a course with higher entry requirements than predicted?

Are your predicted grades too low for your desired degree course? We look at how strict university entry requirements are and whether you should still apply.

05 June 2018

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Calculating Ucas points based on predicted grades

Do you know what Ucas points are and how to calculate them? Find out how to calculate your points based on your predicted grades with our handy calculators.

17 April 2018

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Oxbridge applications: five things you might not know

Planning to go to Oxford or Cambridge University? Here are five things you might not know about Oxbridge that could help boost your application.

17 April 2018

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The EPQ and your personal statement: top tips

What’s an EPQ and how can you use it to you advantage when it comes to your personal statement and uni applications?

17 April 2018

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How do universities view gap years?

Gap years can be a good plan before starting your uni course. With lots of gap-year programes and ideas out there, here’s how to make sure your gap year is viewed favourably by your university.

16 April 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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Ucas Tariff: everything you need to know about Ucas points

What is the Ucas tariff points system, and how does it affect your uni application? We explain everything you want to know about Ucas tariff points.

12 January 2018

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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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Year 13 students: five ways to squeeze the most out of the Christmas holidays

Festivities, food and celebrations... Your holidays will probably be packed with distractions. But try to make the most of that lull between 25 December and New Year to get some uni prep sorted.

01 December 2017

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What are university entry requirements?

Universities set their own entry requirements, which vary depending on subject and the course. Learn more about how university entry requirements work here.

24 November 2017

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The real story behind university entry requirements

University entry requirements may seem straightforward on paper, but in practice, there can be more than meets the eye. Find out how universities use them.

24 November 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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Ucas deadline countdown: five application delays you should avoid

With the Ucas deadline fast approaching, here's how to make sure nothing stops you getting your application in on time.

01 November 2017

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Can I change my choices when applying to university?

If you change your mind at any time in your Ucas application journey, what are your options? 

01 November 2017

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