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Ucas application

Inside university interviews, tests and applications

9 min read

What are university entry requirements?

So you’ve found a degree course that ticks all the boxes and you’re ready to put it down as one of your five Ucas choices. But what about its entry requirements?

23 November 2017

6 min read

The real story behind university entry requirements

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

23 November 2017

2 min read

Post-Ucas deadline: five things to do next

So you've submitted your Ucas application and the 15 January deadline has passed… But what comes next? Stay one step ahead as your Ucas journey continues.

09 November 2017

2 min read

Ucas deadline countdown 2018: 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 November 2017

1 min read

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.

03 November 2017

4 min read

What to do if you miss the Ucas deadline

The Ucas deadline has passed; and for whatever reason, you haven't got your university application in. What are your options?

01 November 2017

2 min read

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 November 2017

4 min read

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

3 min read

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

1 min read

The Getting Into Uni Guide [Download]

We've teamed up with The Student Room to create a free, comprehensive guide to getting into university, covering everything from research to applying, finance to freshers' week survival.

12 October 2017

4 min read

Summer boredom-busters for Year 12s

Once you've watched absolutely everything on Netflix and physically can't sleep any more, tick off a few of Ruby's summer to-dos (and get ahead on next term).

02 August 2017

3 min read

The EPQ and your personal statement: top tips

Taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)? Here's what universities think about it and how to utilise it in your personal statement...

05 July 2017

4 min read

Year 12s: five ways to get ahead over summer

Our Year 12 student blogger reveals how you can ahead on your Ucas application over the summer holidays.

20 June 2017

3 min read

Ucas Adjustment explained

A-level results in and your grades are better than you’d expected? You could find a new university place through Ucas Adjustment.

13 June 2017

4 min read

Making the grade: A* students share their revision secrets

Grab the big marks that only A* students get with these study and revision tips from high-achieving students.

19 April 2017

4 min read

If I fail in my exams, what do I do?

What are your options if your final exams go disastrously wrong? Whether you've got your results or you're just not feeling too confident ahead of results day, this is what you can do...

23 February 2017

3 min read

Putting together your portfolio: students' top tips

Got to put a portfolio together for a creative course? Current arts students share their tips on how to make sure yours makes an impact with admissions tutors...

11 February 2017

4 min read

Applicant diaries: my extracurricular secret weapons

Universities are often looking for more than just top grades. Student Megan explains how her extracurricular activities are her secret weapon for applying.

30 January 2017

5 min read

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

Didn’t get the offer you were hoping for from the university course you had your heart set on? We weigh up the pros and cons of the options available...

16 January 2017

3 min read

When will you hear back from the universities you've applied to?

How long will you have to wait before you hear back from the universities you've applied to? It's not so simple...

09 January 2017

2 min read

Ucas Extra explained

If you're not holding any offers, you might be able to apply for another course through Ucas Extra. Here's how it works...

02 January 2017

4 min read

Behind the scenes: how your uni application is processed

Admissions tutors lift the lid on what happens to your application once it arrives with your chosen universities.

01 January 2017

1 min read

Ucas application hacks - your cartoon guide

Get some handy university application tips AND have a giggle with these cartoons.

14 December 2016

2 min read

Five New Year's resolutions for university applicants

Hoping to head off to uni in 2017? 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.

01 December 2016

5 min read

Making your firm and insurance choices: top tips

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

23 November 2016

3 min read

What to expect at a university interview - by subject

Invited to a university interview? To help give you a flavour for what's in store, we asked past student interviewees of different subjects - from languages to maths - to share what happened at their interview.

08 November 2016

2 min read

Inside a university interview – as told by students

Been invited to a university interview and not sure what to expect? We asked students to describe exactly what their interview experiences were like.

08 November 2016

4 min read

New Ucas Tariff: everything you need to know

Ucas is introducing a new points Tariff. What does it all mean and how will it affect your university application?

07 November 2016

1 min read

Calculate your Ucas points [Infographic]

Find out how to turn your predicted grades into Ucas points with our handy infographics, covering A-levels, Scottish Highers, BTECs and more.

01 November 2016

4 min read

University interviews: how to prepare

Get interview-ready with these expert tips on how to prepare for your university interview and impress admissions tutors.

30 October 2016

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