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Ucas application

Inside university interviews, tests and applications

6 min read

How coronavirus could affect your 2021 university application – and what you can do to fix it

Tips for applying to university in 2021 and how to get around any Covid-19 related issues

03 November 2020

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

15 October 2020

4 min read

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

15 October 2020

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

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.

06 April 2019

6 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 gut – how do you bounce back? A new podcast from four student vloggers tackles just that question in their first episode. Here are some words of wisdom we learned.

12 March 2019

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.

03 March 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

4 min read

How to prepare for a university interview

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

04 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

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.

02 January 2019

6 min read

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?

01 July 2018

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.

16 April 2018

3 min read

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

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

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

3 min read

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

1 min read

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

4 min read

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

4 min read

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

3 min read

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

4 min read

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

1 min read

Ucas application hacks - your cartoon guide

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

14 December 2016

3 min read

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

2 min read

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

1 min read

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

3 min read

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

3 min read

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

4 min read

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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