• Behind the scenes of Uni Leap
      In 2014 we launched our first ever mobile game, Uni Leap (if you haven’t already played it you can download it for free for Android devices here and iOS here). The object is to jump your way through the levels to reach the end goal – university. But there are plenty of hazards to avoid... Read More
  • Professional Skills Test
    If you're applying for teacher training programmes you may have seen that some providers ask for professional skills tests as one of the entry requirements. We've answered three of the frequently asked questions we've received about them.Do I need to take a professional skills test?To study for a... Read More
  • Paying for your application
    You can only pay for your UCAS application when every section is marked with a red tick. If you’re applying through your school or college, they’ll be able send us your application after you’ve paid. If you’re applying independently then you can hit ‘pay/send’ straight away once your referee has... Read More
  • 15 January FAQs
    As the 15 January application deadline approaches, here are some of the top questions we’re answering at the moment:Q. Why can’t I log into my application?A. If you can’t log into your application, first of all make sure you’re trying to log into Apply  and not Track by mistake. If you’ve... Read More
  • The 15 January deadline is nearly here. Are you ready for it?
    Your application needs to be with us by 18:00 (UK time) on 15 January to guarantee it’ll get equal consideration by the unis or colleges you’re applying to. If you apply after this deadline, the unis you’re applying to don’t have to consider your application.If you’re a relaxed sort of... Read More
  • Why you can afford to be braver in accepting university offers
    Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS' Chief ExecutiveOur End of Cycle Report spells out how applicants with even quite modest grades have a high chance of getting offers from universities and colleges. And as the 2015 UCAS cycle gets underway, students will already be receiving offers and starting to think... Read More
  • Meet our bloggers!
    We have nine bloggers who’ve volunteered to share their different experiences with you throughout the year. Amongst them are people applying to uni, first year students and parents. Read a little more about them below…….Anna WhittakerAnna would like to study journalism and will be blogging about... Read More
  • How to prepare for interviews, auditions and tests
    Depending on the kind of courses you apply for, your chosen unis and colleges may invite you for an interview or audition – in fact they’re compulsory for some courses, such as teaching and nursing.They’re a way for both students and course tutors to find out if they’re mutually suitable. If... Read More
  • How to avoid deadline drama....
    The 15 January deadline isn't too far away so we’d like to share some tips with you to make sure you don’t miss it! The deadline for most courses is 18:00 UK time on 15 January, but if you’re not sure you can check the details for your courses in our search tool. Your entire application, including... Read More
  • Teacher Training: three things you need to know.....
    Recently we asked all those who started graduate teacher training programmes in 2013 what advice they had for anyone thinking about taking up a career in teaching. Here’s some of the advice and tips they shared:1. Research the different types of programmesThe most frequent response we received... Read More