• 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
  • The Exam Results Helpline gets ready for your call
    The countdown is on to A Level results day and the Exam Results Helpline is preparing to help more peopleTwitter and Facebook as well as by calling 0808 100 8000.than ever before. For the first time in the Helpline’s history, you can speak to careers advisers on The Exam Results Helpline is manned... Read More
  • Dispelling the myths about A level results day and Clearing
    Isn’t it funny how every year the same myths about A level results day and Clearing appear? We do our best to stamp them out but somehow they still do the rounds. I mean, who exactly is circulating them? And why?We’ll probably never know, but you can get the truth behind the rumours right here in... Read More
  • Universities and offer-making to ethnic minority applicants
    Today’s media coverage has highlighted differences in offers made to applicants across ethnic groups by some universities, as well as the difficult issues surrounding the use of individual-level data for research and other purposes.Dr Mark Corver, UCAS’ Head of Analysis and Research explains that... Read More
  • The Exam Results Helpline – helping you face the unexpected
    Need advice about your options? Call 0808 100 8000If your exam results aren’t what you were expecting, it might feel like your world’s been turned upside down. Whatever your situation, the Exam Results Helpline (ERH) can offer you free and independent, expert advice. Meet four students who are glad... Read More

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