• 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
  • Help and advice for care leavers
    Ben Jordan is the Senior Policy Executive at UCAS. Here he writes about why you’re asked whether you’re a care leaver on your application to university, and where you can find support if you have been in care.Ben Jordan, Senior Policy Executive, UCASWe aim to help people make informed choices that... Read More
  • 15 October deadline: applying on time
    To begin with, let’s just clarify exactly what this deadline is for. The 15 October deadline is only for applications to most medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine/science courses, as well as all courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Meeting the deadline means that your... Read More
  • Personal statements: quick-fire questions answered!
    Got a question about writing your personal statement? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’re often asked about this section of the application, and chances are your question will be one we’ve heard from other students. Check out the answers to five of the most frequently asked questions below – they'... Read More
  • Become a UCAS Blogger!
    Being a UCAS blogger is a great opportunity to showcase your writing skills, plus your posts will help others who are going through the same things as you. As a thank you, you’ll have the chance to enter regular competitions and exclusive prize draws.If one of the following describes you and you’re... Read More
  • Clearing experiences
    In 2013 there were 57,100 students who were accepted at universities and colleges through Clearing. Each year there are students throughout the UK who are succeeding in their studies and careers after using Clearing to get a place on their chosen course – let us introduce you to four of... Read More
  • Finding the right course for you in Clearing
    When it comes to contacting universities and colleges about courses in Clearing, it’s important to act quickly but that doesn't mean making a hasty decision. While you need to be proactive you also need to be sure that the course you accept is right for you. We asked admissions staff from... Read More