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Coronavirus and uni applications

Apr 2020

How will the coronavirus pandemic affect my university application?

Is it true that a Modern Foreign Language at GCSE or equivalent is required for entry to university?

Nov 2019

How vital is taking a modern foreign language at GCSE to university entrance?

How to defer university place after receiving offers

Oct 2019

My son has received five offers for university places to study general engineering in September. He now has to accept a firm choice (Uni of Liverpool) and insurance choice (Uni of Leicester) by May. Once he has done this how easy is it to defer the place for one year if he...

Awaiting an offer or rejection after interview. How long can universities take?

Jun 2019

How long is the process of waiting after a interview for an offer or rejection? My son is still awaiting a reply from a university and he had the interview just over three weeks ago.

Entry into Medicine when living Canada

Mar 2019

I am currently living in Vancouver, Canada and am in my second year studying Science at the University of British Columbia. I have dual citizenship in Canada and the UK. I completed an IB diploma at a high school in England, and am now interested in applying to medical schools...

Oxford reapplication from first year at another university

Mar 2019

I was rejected by Oxford for an undergraduate History and Politics degree this year. I am considering reapplying but would prefer not to take a gap year as my second choice is a Scottish university; if I took a gap year and was rejected again that would effectively mean five...

Declining an unconditional offer

Mar 2019

My son has received an attractive unconditional offer, but he is also exploring an alternative employment option, which will only be confirmed after Results Day. Can he accept the unconditional offer, but walk away from it later if he decides to take up the employment option?

Reapplying for university because of no offers

Mar 2019

I am quite nervous that I will receive no offer from the universities I have selected on UCAS. If I get no offers, is it possible to submit a new application with different universities? Also, is it worth contacting the universities that didn't let me in for e.g. Law and...

Awarding bodies

Mar 2019

Are A Levels from Cambridge International Exams, CIE accepted?

Which university Is better for Computer Science?

Mar 2019

Which university is better for Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast or University of Leeds?

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