Tag Archives: UCAS

So how do I apply to university? Tutorhub looks at the UCAS system

Summer has come and gone, A Level results are released, dreams are realised or broken.  And so the carousel that is university admissions starts all over again. 558,000 students applied for university in the most recent cycle.  As universities adjust … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of graduation day

Over the past few nervy weeks students the length and breadth of the UK have come to the end of an anxious wait as GCSE and A-level results are revealed. Those A-level students achieving the results they needed will, in … Continue reading

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Results day blues? Grades not what you were expecting?

Exam results are on their way for pupils ranging from GCSE students to the A Level candidates. For many, results will shape futures and open up opportunities.  For many it is also the realisation of hard work and the success … Continue reading

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Writing a personal statement? Avoid these simple blunders and get your offer…

Last year, there were 656,000 pupils applying to UCAS with the aim of going to university or a higher education college.  All very exciting stuff, you’d think… Trouble is, it can be an utter nightmare to get it right and … Continue reading

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Vice-Chancellors: are their salaries and perks justified?

Students, universities, staff, PR… Who runs it all? When it comes to the hierarchy in universities today, generally the highest one could ever achieve is the role of the Vice-Chancellor.  Often considered to be at (or very near) the height … Continue reading

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Help! I didn’t get into my first choice uni…

It’s a nervous time for students across the country, many of whom will recently have found out if they’ve made the grade and been accepted in to their first choice university. With competition for places always high, some institutions will … Continue reading

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Internships: Slave labour or vital foot in the door?

With high levels of unemployment among 16-24 year olds, the rise of the dreaded NEET and Uni leavers facing rising tuition fee debt, bagging the job you want is a tough gig these days. We’ve all been there – trapped … Continue reading

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Eh? Levels: Gove’s reforms draw fire from critics

I don’t know what made me wince more as I roused, goosebumped from my pit this morning. Was it the frosting of brilliant-white snow blown in by a stiff nor’ easterly that pierced my inky eyeballs and seared into my … Continue reading

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Huge drop in University applications from white, working-class males

Sipping through my vat of tea in the post-Christmas fug of a January morning, I was transported back to my happy days at university by Radio 4’s ‘The Value of Culture’ with Melvin Bragg. The series explores the idea and … Continue reading

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How to cope with waiting for exam results

Remember the long summer holidays – weeks and weeks of loafing and lolling and just having fun with your mates? Looking back that’s how it seems, with the exam results a tiny little hiccough at the end. However, perhaps the … Continue reading

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