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Coronavirus and uni applications

Apr 2020

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Can I reapply to a university if they've rejected me?

Jan 2020

If a university has rejected an applicant, is there any way of reapplying for the same year of entry for the same course or another course if my results are exceptionally good? Do universities ever reconsider their decisions under any special circumstances? Do the top...

Australian student wanting to study in UK

Dec 2019

I am an Australian student hoping to study in the UK next year and have no idea where to turn to. How do the academic scores work for the end of year 12? Is the ATAR applicable?

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...

Which are the best PPE universities?

Sep 2019

Which are the best PPE universities in UK since a ranking does not exist for this combined subject?

Comparison between universities

Aug 2019

I want to do a master's in international events. I have shortlisted three universities: University of Surrey, University of Salford and Sheffield Hallam University. Which university is the best among the three? Which one is the best to do the course and get a job in the UK?

Changing course and applying through Clearing before Results Day

Jul 2019

I am currently waiting for my A Level results. I have my conditional offers in hand and have chosen my firm choice. However, I would like to change my course of study. Can I do this before my results are out? I have tried contacting the university but they have not replied. I...

Means tested student finance

Jul 2019

When applying for a university grant/loan I understand that my parents income is taken into account, however if they earn £50,000 but are in high debt with little money, what are my options? I do not qualify for any significant funding, and my parents can't afford to fund my...

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.

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