Amy Cousins

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An international student's guide to late applications and Clearing 2023

Think you have left it too late to study in the UK and apply to Newcastle University this year? Or perhaps you are worrying about your exam results, and don’t know how to make your dream of studying at a Global Top 110 university come true?

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How does Clearing work?

UCAS Clearing can help you find the degree and the university that’s right for you. Read our step-by-step guide to work through the process, calmly and confidently.

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Gone through Clearing? Find out what happens next!

You’ve gone through Clearing and got the place on the degree that you want. You’ve done it; you’re off to university! But what happens after Clearing? How do you confirm your offer? Will your student finance be affected if you're now going to a different university, and how can you find somewhere...

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What is Clearing REALLY like: as told by students

Every year, thousands of students secure a spot at university by applying through UCAS Clearing. But what is Clearing really like? Read our blog for the truth about the Clearing experience from those who know it best - students who secured their spot at Newcastle University by applying through...

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What do I need for Clearing?

UCAS Clearing can be unpredictable, but it's also a great opportunity for students to find their perfect university. Make sure you're prepared and know what you need if you go through Clearing - it will take a lot of stress and guesswork out of the process. Read our guide to getting the most out of...

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Top 10 items for a first-year university packing list

We asked some of our students what they wished someone had told them to pack when they were a Fresher, and their answers may surprise you... Packing too many things or forgetting the most important ones are up there as two of the most common Freshers' mistakes. So, who better to give you university...

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Move-in day | Helping your child settle in at University

Moving into university halls, when your child truly flies the nest – possibly for the first time – must rank among the most stressful life events for parents. But it doesn’t have to be if you approach things in the right way. Move-in day is emotionally tough, but if you remain positive and...

How to study at home effectively (and not get distracted)

The road to successfully studying from home is paved with good intentions. It’s all too easy to get distracted, start playing on your Xbox, or start scrolling through your social media feed, leaving your assignment or revision to gather dust. So, how can you stay focused and really smash out those...

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5 tips for researching universities virtually

Planning on applying to university, but can't visit university campuses? You might think that will make imagining university life difficult, but it doesn't have to. In this blog post, we’ve put together some suggestions on how to choose a university when you can't visit in person. From navigating...

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