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Ucas application

Inside university interviews, tests and applications

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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.

16 April 2018

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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

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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.

12 January 2018

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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

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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.

01 December 2017

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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.

24 November 2017

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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.

24 November 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ucas application hacks - your cartoon guide

Get some handy university application tips AND have a giggle with these cartoons.

14 December 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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