The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room.

For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Making firm and insurance choices

Curious about Firm and Insurance Offers? You've come to the right place

4 min read

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.

16 September 2019

7 min read

Unconditional offers: should you always accept?

Unconditional offers, conditional unconditional offers... it's a lot to get your head around. Before you accept an unconditional offer, read our guide to this growing recruitment tactic by universities.

30 July 2019

6 min read

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

Rejected from your first choice university? Find out what your options are, namely how Ucas Clearing and Extra can give you a second stab at applying to uni this year.

21 February 2019

5 min read

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?

31 January 2019

2 min read

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

4 min read

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

4 min read

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

6 min read

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

3 min read

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

Want to find specific advice?