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Ucas application

Inside university interviews, tests and applications

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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 gut – how do you bounce back?

18 May 2022

5 min read

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

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

10 May 2022

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Where to start with applying to uni

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

26 April 2022

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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.

06 April 2022

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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 what your options are, namely how Ucas Clearing and Extra can give you a second stab at applying to uni this year.

06 April 2022

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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 February 2022

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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.

15 February 2022

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The basics of applying to university

Beginning to think about applying to uni but confused about what some terms mean? Use our handy A-Z glossary.

27 January 2022

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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.

26 January 2022

6 min read

The real story behind university 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 including how flexible they can be.

26 January 2022

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Calculating Ucas points based on predicted grades

Do you know what Ucas points are and how to calculate them? Find out how to calculate your points based on your predicted grades with our handy calculators.

26 January 2022

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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.

26 January 2022

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Ucas Tariff: everything you need to know about Ucas points

What is the Ucas tariff points system, and how does it affect your uni application? We explain everything you want to know about Ucas tariff points.

25 January 2022

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.

20 January 2022

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What to do if you miss the 26 January Ucas deadline and still want to apply to uni

What to do if you miss the 26 January Ucas deadline and still want to apply to uni

18 January 2022

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.

18 January 2022

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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.

18 January 2022

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.

12 January 2022

8 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 January 2022

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How to write your personal statement in an evening

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

04 January 2022

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.

04 January 2022

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Ucas deadline countdown 2022: things to remember

We wouldn’t necessarily recommend waiting until 26 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.

04 January 2022

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How to write an excellent personal statement in 10 steps

Help and advice on putting your application together

04 January 2022

8 min read

How to write your university application

Tips for writing your university application, including deadlines and personal statements

04 January 2022

5 min read

6 steps you need to take to apply to university

Find out more about choosing a university and course, writing your application and personal statement

04 January 2022

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Five New Year's resolutions for university applicants

Hoping to head off to uni this year? 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.

16 December 2021

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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.

07 December 2021

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Making the grade: A* students share their revision tips and secrets

A* students share their top tips for how to revise for A-levels, plus we share advice on when to start and more.

16 November 2021

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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 2022.

28 September 2021

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Will submitting an early Ucas application stand in your favour?

It might seem logical that applying early gives you a better chance of getting an offer. But things are a bit more complicated than that...

04 September 2021

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