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Understanding student loans

Don’t let the fear of debt put you off applying for Uni until you’ve done some in-depth research. Read on for our guide to student loans eligibility and entitlements. BY SUMMER SHUTTLEWOOD With universities now allowed to charge between £6,000 and £9,000 per year (nearly three times the fees charged in 2011), many students may be worried that they cannot ... Read More »

UCAS Application Deadline 15 January 2014 DEADLINE CHECKLIST

REMINDER! Don’t miss the UCAS deadline on 15 January! Use our comprehensive checklist to make sure you’re on track and have prepared all the relevant info you’ll need to apply to the college or university of your dreams! By KATE NEWTON   15th January 2014: this is the absolute, final deadline for applying for the majority of courses (The deadline ... Read More »

What is a personal statement?

BY Charlotte O’Neill The personal statement is a very important part of your UCAS application. Alongside information about your grades, work experience, and references from your teachers, you will be required to write a 47 line – or 4000 character – piece of writing. This explains why you feel you should be given an offer by the universities/colleges you have ... Read More »

Getting the most from your UCAS application

Trying to choose a path for your future can be daunting so it’s important to make the entire process as simple and stress free as possible by understanding the different aspects of your UCAS application.  BY EMILY GENTRY One very important part of your UCAS application is a reference, as your application can not be sent off without one. In ... Read More »

What is UCAS?

For those about to take the path to higher education, UCAS may seem like little more than a mysterious abbreviation. Here we explain what UCAS is, the processes involved, and the services they can provide for you. BY Charlotte O’Neill and Amy Kelly UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It is the organisation responsible for managing applications to ... Read More »

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