• Student finance: Essential advice on completing your application
    As UCAS applications are in that strange period of limbo where people are either patiently waiting for university offers or they've already replied to offers, thoughts are increasingly turning towards student finance and how and when to make the application.In the first of two student finance blogs... Read More
  • January A level and AS level results: your next steps
    Many of you will have recently received or will be receiving your A level/AS level results from the exams you sat in January. If you're not sure what to do with them and how to let your university choices know what you got, then this post should help you. But first this:If your January results won'... Read More
  • University open days: getting the most out of them!
    Beyond the prospectuses and pretty pictures lies the eye-opening experience of an open day. Sarah Gordon, Senior Events Manager at London South Bank University (LSBU) offers applicants her tips for test driving their university choices before making a final decision: It’s that time of year. Offers... Read More
  • Top tips for interview success on creative arts courses
    With letters for university interviews being delivered in the coming weeks, questions over how to prepare for them are at the forefront of the minds of many applicants. Is interview preparation a one-size-fits-all process? Should you approach an interview for a creative arts qualification as you... Read More
  • Replying to university offers: the big questions
    1. “I’m in Track but I don’t have an option to reply to university offers. Why?”If you’ve not had decisions from all your choices on Track then you won’t have the option to reply. However, if you’re ready to reply and don’t want to wait for the other choices to make a decision, you should click on... Read More
  • Better late than never? Making an application after the 15 January deadline
    With the release of figures for 2013 applications (as at the 15 January deadline) grabbing headlines over the next few days, it's easy to forget that late applications can still be made up until 30 June. Karen Pichlmann, Head of Admissions at Bournemouth University, explains why there are... Read More
  • 3 reasons why your application might miss the 15 January deadline... and how to avoid them!
    It’s never nice to see someone miss the 15 January deadline. We know how much work you've put into your application, how much frustration there can sometimes be with it and the hopes you have pinned on it.Missing the deadline means your university choices no longer have an obligation to... Read More
  • 5 Essential Things To Know About Your UCAS Application Over Christmas
    1. UCAS opening hours over Christmas Monday 24 December 10:00-16:00 (UK time) Tuesday 25 December Closed Wednesday 26 December Closed Thursday 27 December 10:00-16:00 Friday 28 December 10:00-16:00 Saturday 29 December Closed Sunday 30 December Closed Monday 31 December 10:... Read More
  • 15 January deadline: Last minute issues and how to avoid them!
    The 15 January deadline is fast approaching. The deadline has probably been seared into your memories by your schools, colleges and advisers so you probably don't need another reminder! Instead I've gathered together the sort of issues that've caused applications to be submitted late in... Read More
  • 8 tips for preparing for your university interview
    With interviews becoming an increasingly popular topic of conversation over the next few weeks, we thought it was high time to get a university's perspective on what they're looking for and how best to prepare for the big day. So up stepped the University of Bristol to offer eight valuable tips:It’... Read More