Clearing is the process by which UK universities fill any available places on their courses. Provided by UCAS, the service is available to anyone who has applied for an undergraduate course through UCAS but doesn’t hold any offers. There’s now also Clearing Plus, which helps to match applicants to course spaces.
With UCAS limiting your personal statement to 4000 characters over 47 lines, it must be tightly focused on what makes you an ideal candidate for university – including your academic abilities, transferable skills, interests and experience – and why you are excited about studying your chosen course.
Although the costs for completing a degree course may seem staggering, most undergraduates qualify for student finance, so you can borrow the money you need. What’s more, student debt is not really like other debt, in as much as it’s unlikely that you’ll need to pay all of it back.
Cycling has always been seen as a huge part of student culture as a cheap and easy alternative for the student commute, but as students prepare to go back to University in September and ditch public transport, cycling looks set to play an even greater role in student life.
With that in mind, we’ve conducted extensive research which has revealed the University of Edinburgh as the best in the UK for accommodating student cyclists- beating the bike-famous Cambridge.
Student debt is not really like other debt, however – the chances are that you won’t have to pay it all back because a proportion of it will be written off. Exactly when this happens depends on which part of the UK your loan came from, when you took it out and your personal circumstances.
If you get invited for an interview as part of your undergraduate degree application, the chances are you’ll be a bit worried. Calm your nerves with our top 5 tips for preparing for a university interview.