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Best UK Universities: League Tables and UKG’s Recommended Universities

Choosing a university to study at can be a daunting decision. There are many factors to consider including how they compare to other universities in the UK. The table below features the university league table results published by 4 trusted sources in 2019: – The Times and Sunday Times – The Guardian – The Complete University Guide (CUG) – The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – participation is voluntary The universities listed below are UKG’s recommended universities. UKG can help you to apply to these universities through our University Placement Service. NB. Universities with a star (*) can be applied for…

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How to adapt to boarding school or university life in the UK

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Moving to a new country to study can be a very difficult experience. Having been through this myself, I know how hard it can be to adapt to a new life somewhere where you do not know anyone, don’t speak the language fluently and find some things about the new culture you’re trying to become a part of really odd. If you are struggling to settle into your new life in the UK, here are some useful tips I’ve learnt:   1. It’s okay not to be okay Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be happy all the…

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Ask Susan: 5 top tips to kick-start your UK study journey

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If this is your first time studying in the UK, you may get a shock in your first few weeks at your new school or university. Cultural differences can cause confusion and anxiety to some students as the way their UK school/university is run, the way students and teachers work and the expectations of students can vary a lot from what you are used to in your own country. Below are Susan’s 5 top tips to help you settle quickly into your new student life and thrive:   1. Change the way you learn. Be more proactive (ask questions; read…

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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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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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