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Cleared for take off

It doesn’t matter if your university options go a little awry. The UCAS Clearing system can help you get your career aspirations off the ground. Applied for uni but it didn’t work out? You didn’t receive any offers? You declined all your offers (or missed the due date!)? You didn’t get the grades? The course you applied for changed and ... Read More »

Bridge the gap

Despite the name, gap years can last from a couple of weeks to several years – do your research and you can ensure your ‘time out’ goes with the minimum of fuss. BY Hazel Murray Planning your gap year can be one of the most exciting and stressful things you have ever done. In contrast to getting ready for university, ... Read More »

How to get the most out of college or university open days

When you invest in anything, you always check that it’s exactly what you want before you buy it. Choosing a university or college is just the same! Attending an Open Day lets you see it first-hand and confirm that you’re happy with it. Visiting universities or colleges is essential if you want to be certain of making the right choice. ... Read More »

Five into two does go!

Cutting down your university choices doesn’t have to be a minus; it can be a very big plus for your future plans. BY CHRIS BIRD Narrowing down your five chosen universities to the necessary two can be an arduous task. Not only will you potentially be living away from home for the first time, you will also be looking for the ... Read More »

Not been successful with your 5 UCAS choices – What now?

So you have applied through UCAS and made your five choices on your application, but haven’t received any offers? What are your options now? Universities and colleges aim to send their decisions on all applications received in time for the 15 January deadline by 31 March 2013. You should, therefore, have received all the decisions from the universities you have ... Read More »

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