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Ucas application

Inside university interviews, tests and applications

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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

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?

13 January 2018

3 min read

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.

09 January 2018

6 min read

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

6 min read

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

4 min read

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

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.

15 December 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 December 2017

9 min read

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

6 min read

The real story behind 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

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 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

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

5 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

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

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

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

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

3 min read

Preparing for your university interview - top tips from students

Get prepared for your university interview! We asked students to tell us how they managed to impress their university interviewers - here are their top tips...

22 October 2016

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