University Guardian in the UK

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If you are applying to study at a university in the UK but you will be under the age of 18 when you start, most universities will require you to have an appointed guardian based in the UK.   Why do I need a guardian? Although you may already feel like an adult, especially if you are applying to universities in another country, you are still classed as a ‘child’ under British law. Therefore, most universities ask for the details of an appointed guardian who will be responsible for the student and that they can contact in case of emergencies….

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What is Academic Mentoring?

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“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor If you have already done research into how to improve your academic skills and reach your full potential, you have probably heard of Academic Mentoring Services. If not, or if you feel like you still need more details, please read below.   What does Academic Mentoring mean? Mentoring in general means that a person who has more knowledge than another person helps them in the form of training or advise. Academic Mentoring means that…

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How to use UCAS Adjustment

Were your A-Level results better than you expected? If you’ve met and exceeded the conditions of your conditional firm choice, you can try to find another place, without losing your original offer. This process is called Adjustment.   What is UCAS Adjustment? UCAS Adjustment is less well known than UCAS Clearing. Unlike Clearing that helps students whose exam results were not as good as they expected to secure a place at a university, Adjustment by contrast accommodates students who exceed their predicated grades by offering them an opportunity to reconsider their choice of course or university.   Can I use…

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How to use UCAS Clearing

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If you want to start university this year but you have:    a. received no offers    b. declined all offers    c. not met your offer conditions    d. missed the June deadline you can still gain a place through UCAS Clearing.   What is Clearing? Clearing is done through UCAS and is a way for students who do not hold any offers to find an available space at a university.   When can I use UCAS Clearing? Clearing opened at the beginning of July and stays open until October. However, if you have taken A-level or IB exams, you will need to…

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Applying to Oxbridge (Oxford or Cambridge)

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Oxford and Cambridge (also known as Oxbridge) are the UK’s most famous and sought after universities and have a very strict admission procedure. Below you will find all you need to know before applying to Oxbridge. Oxford or Cambridge? Applicants can only apply to Oxford or Cambridge – it is not possible to apply to both universities. Cambridge and Oxford are both world-renowned universities that share many similarities in terms of the collegiate structure, personalised teaching methods, excellent academic reputation and rich learning resources. Therefore, it can be difficult to decide which one to apply to. The best way to decide…

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What can I do if I missed the January UCAS deadline?

The cutoff date for most university applications was last Sunday, 15th January 2017. If you missed this deadline for whatever reason, do not panic! You can still apply! This useful article will take you through all the options that are open to you.   Option 1 – Applying through UCAS as a late applicant: You can apply now and until 30th June 2017 as a late applicant. Your UCAS form will still be forwarded to the universities you’ve applied to; however, admissions tutors are not obliged to consider you because of ‘equal academic consideration’ (this guarantees each applicant equal consideration…

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How to apply to UK universities using UCAS

For many international students, applying to universities in the UK can be quite daunting. UKG has a dedicated team with years of experience in the UK Higher Education Sector to provide you with a useful guide to the British university system. This article will take you step by step through the UCAS application process.   UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) UCAS is an independent organisation that processes all applications to UK universities for full-time undergraduate courses. Applications to part-time courses are slightly different and you will need to contact universities individually to find out how to apply. If you…

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