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Ucas application

Inside university interviews, tests and applications

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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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Uni applicant diaries: Ruby's Oxford summer residential

Year 13 student Ruby was invited to a week-long summer residential at Oxford to get a glimpse of student life there.

07 October 2016

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Will submitting an early Ucas application stand in your favour?

Submitting your application early may increase your chances of being offered a place on the course you want. Here we explain the pros and cons…

04 October 2016

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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.

02 October 2016

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How do universities view gap years?

Most universities and colleges welcome applications from students who have taken, or who are thinking of taking, a gap year – here are your options when applying.

29 September 2016

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Uni applicant diaries: transitioning from S5 to S6

Scottish student Rebecca shares some seven key lessons about Highers, Advanced Highers and applying to universities in Scotland.

26 September 2016

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What happens on a university access or outreach programme?

Oxford hopeful Ruby reveals all about the access programme which has been preparing her for the most important application of her life.

16 September 2016

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Calculating Ucas points based on predicted grades

Search for courses based on the Ucas entry points you’re predicted to achieve. Find out how to calculate your points with our handy tables.

05 September 2016

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Uni applicant diaries: applying to Oxbridge

Oxbridge is famously tough to get into - so if you're nervous about applying there, you're not the only one. Our applicant bloggers share their feelings...

05 September 2016

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Oxbridge applications: five things you might not know

Getting into Oxford or Cambridge is famously tough: here are five things you might not know about the applications process.

30 August 2016

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

If you really don't like the course you're doing, can you switch? We asked a few universities to see how they deal with this.

14 August 2016

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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?

07 August 2016

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How to get the Ucas reference you want

When applying to uni, you'll hear lots about personal statements. But what about its invisible cousin, the reference? Our guide to Ucas references reveals more...

24 November 2015

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Medicine entry requirements - five key things to know

Getting a place to study medicine is tough. Here's what you need to know about entry requirements for medicine...

15 September 2015

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

You might assume that applying more than once to a university shows that you’re keen on going there. But that tactic won’t necessarily improve your chances of getting a place. Here’s why multi-applications will and won’t work in your favour.

29 July 2015

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Replying to university offers: five top tactics [Infographic]

Before you head to Ucas Track to accept offers, follow these five steps to making your firm and insurance choices.

23 February 2015

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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.

29 January 2015

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The university interview: questions you can ask [video]

University interview coming up? A good question will impress your interviewer as much as a good answer. Careers coaching experts Eyes Wide Opened explain more.

22 September 2014

1 min read

How to be a standout university applicant [video]

What makes a Ucas application really stand out? Our video reporter quizzes admissions tutors on what they're looking for – here’s what they said...

05 September 2014

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What do I need to get into Oxford or Cambridge – straight A*s?

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.

01 September 2014

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Applying for a course with higher entry requirements than predicted?

Convinced that you can get As instead of Bs? Applying for a course with higher entry requirements than you’re predicted is risky business. Our expert explains.

12 August 2014

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Will Advanced Highers help me get into uni?

After completing four or five Highers in S5, you might be offered the chance to spend the next year taking Advanced Highers before continuing on to university. Will doing this help you get into uni? The experts explain.

01 August 2014

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Uni applicant diaries: personal statement writing

Writing a personal statement is, for many, the most daunting part of the uni application process. Our applicant bloggers explain why it's not really that bad...

21 July 2014

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The university interview: how to buy yourself time [video]

University interview coming up? Interviews are usually fairly short - buy yourself more time with these video tips from careers coaching experts Eyes Wide Opened.

04 June 2014

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The university interview: getting over nerves [video]

University interview coming up? It's natural to be nervous – careers coaching experts Eyes Wide Opened share their interview tips on how to handle it.

16 May 2014

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The Ucas application and personal statement [video]

We speak to university applicants to find out their thoughts on the Ucas application process (and that personal statement!)…

25 April 2014

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Oxbridge university interviews: the truth behind the myths

Been invited to an interview at Oxford or Cambridge Universities? Students who have been through the Oxbridge interview process share their stories.

11 November 2013

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Checklist: university and degree subjects you might be interviewed for

Think that most universities don’t interview applicants? Don’t be so sure! They are more likely to crop up with certain courses and places. Find out more...

04 November 2013

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10 odd university interview questions – and why tutors ask them

Expect the unexpected at a university interview. Here are 10 off-the-wall questions asked by university tutors, and why they might not actually be that strange.

02 November 2013

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Oxbridge interviews - tips from tutors [video]

Been invited for an interview at Oxford or Cambridge? Oxbridge tutors reveal in this video how to handle the renowned interview process.

22 October 2013

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