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Which university admissions tests do you need to take?

Don’t know which university admissions tests you need to take? Let’s help you figure out these acronyms mean and which tests are required of you.

12 March 2024

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Calculating Ucas points based on predicted grades

Universities will sometimes include Ucas Tariff points in their entry requirements. Here's how to work out your points from your predicted grades

29 February 2024

3 min read

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.

13 February 2024

3 min read

Can I change my choices when applying to university?

If you change your mind during your Ucas application journey, what are your options? 

13 February 2024

4 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.

26 January 2024

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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? Find out how Ucas Clearing and Extra can give you a second stab at applying to uni this year.

24 January 2024

3 min read

I messed up my mocks… what do I do?

If your mocks didn’t go as planned, it can be disappointing. Here’s how to bounce back to ensure you get the A-levels you deserve, and get into the university you want.

15 January 2024

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.

05 January 2024

4 min read

How to deal with rejection when applying to uni: students’ tips

If your top-choice university rejects you, it can be a real kick in the teeth. So how do you bounce back? Here are some tips from other students.

04 January 2024

6 min read

Bmat: when it is, what it costs and how to prepare

Bmat: when it is, what it costs and how to prepare

20 December 2023

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Checklist: university and degree subjects you might be interviewed for

Not sure if you'll be asked for an interview or not? It depends on the course and university you're applying for...

19 December 2023

4 min read

How to prepare for a university interview

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

19 December 2023

5 min read

How to get the Ucas reference you want

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

12 December 2023

4 min read

What to do if you miss the January Ucas deadline and still want to apply to uni

What to do if you miss the January Ucas deadline and still want to apply to uni

06 December 2023

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.

06 December 2023

5 min read

Ucas deadline countdown 2024: things to remember

We wouldn’t necessarily recommend waiting until 31 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.

05 December 2023

6 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.

05 December 2023

3 min read

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.

28 November 2023

2 min read

Can universities see where else you've applied to – and could this affect your chances?

You can enter a maximum of five choices on your application, but can universities see where else you've applied to? The answer is no – we explain why…

22 November 2023

4 min read

How do universities view gap years?

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

20 November 2023

5 min read

What happens after my university application is sent off?

So you've finally hit 'send'...what happens now?

16 November 2023

9 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.

06 November 2023

4 min read

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.

02 November 2023

8 min read

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.

27 October 2023

5 min read

Where to start with applying to uni

In year 12 and beginning to think about uni? Here's what you need to know.

19 October 2023

3 min read

Getting a teacher to write your Ucas reference? Here’s how to help them boost your application

Universities will be looking for a good reference on your Ucas application – and there are a few things you can do to assist your referee

11 October 2023

4 min read

How to write your personal statement in an evening

Stay focused with our tips to help you write your personal statement quickly

06 October 2023

7 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?

05 October 2023

5 min read

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

It might feel like it's taking forever for your uni offers to come through. Find out what's going on, and when you should hear back

05 October 2023

3 min read

How to avoid plagiarism when writing your personal statement

Take care with your personal statement and you'll have no worries about accidental plagiarism

21 September 2023

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