• Applied for teacher training programmes? You may be able to use Apply 2...
    So, to start with what is Apply 2? Well, it’s an opportunity for you to add a new training programme if you’ve been unsuccessful or declined your original choices. It starts on 2 January and runs until 9 October. You can add one additional programme from any that have vacancies.Where can I find... Read More
  • Some Extra advice...
    You may have heard your teachers or friends talk about something called Extra. This blog post will answer all your questions about what it is, who it’s for and whether it’s the right choice for you!What is Extra?Extra begins on 25 February and is an opportunity for you to apply for another course... Read More
  • Accepting an unconditional offer
    You might have heard stories about unconditional offers, and how a friend-of-a-friend’s next-door neighbour’s cousin received one before they got their exam results. In the past this would probably have been an urban myth or at most, not the whole story. However, some universities are now making... Read More
  • Get a taste of university life with free courses from FutureLearn
    Kathryn Skelton is Head of Strategy and Insight at FutureLearn.com. Here, she explains how courses on FutureLearn can help you choose the right degree and get ready for university.When you’re at school, it can be tough to get your head around what university will be like as well as understanding... Read More
  • 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