Caroline Hardaker

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Applying to university when you've missed the UCAS deadline

Not every student's journey to university is the same. If you miss the UCAS application deadline, whatever your reasons, don't worry - there are other opportunities to apply to university. Read on to find out more.

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Can I get into a UK University with an International Baccalaureate?

Are you an IB student considering going to university in the UK? Find out everything you need to know about university entry requirements, including how UCAS points work if you're an IB student, in our latest blog. What is an International Baccalaureate (IB)? The International Baccalaureate Diploma...

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How important are predicted grades?

Predicted grades help show a university how academically capable you are, and whether you’re likely to achieve the entry requirements needed for the degree you want to study. They’re the results your teachers think you’ll achieve, whether that’s at A Level, in your Scottish Highers, or equivalent...

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How to Prepare for University Interviews 2021

Whether you do a university interview or not will depend on where you want to study and what course. If you’re expecting to interview for a place at university, read on to discover answers to some of the most commonly asked questions from applicants. So, you’ve got an interview at a prospective...

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How to Write a Personal Statement for Music

Music is an incredibly competitive degree, so how can you make sure you stand out in your application? We asked Dr Adam Behr, the Admissions Tutor here at Newcastle University, what he looks for in the perfect music personal statement. There is a lot of pressure on applicants to nail their personal...

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Can I get into university if I’m studying BTECs?

Are you a BTEC student and thinking about applying to university? Find out everything you need to know about university entry requirements and whether universities accept BTEC qualifications in our latest blog. If you’re wondering if you can get into university with BTEC qualifications, we’ve...

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What is the difference between a BSc and BA Hons?

There’s lots to think about when choosing an undergraduate degree and lots of new names and terminology to understand. Most degrees will have BA or BSc attached to their titles – but what do BA and BSc mean? And what is the difference between them? Find out in our latest blog… Quickly find answers...

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Meet our in-house Careers Team

Did you know that here at Newcastle we have a huge student-facing department entirely dedicated to helping you prepare for the job market and achieve your dreams? We met with some of the team and asked them for their Careers Service highlights. Our Careers Service Information Officers, Careers...

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How to Apply to University After a Gap Year 2023

Whether you want some breathing room after your A Levels or a chance to see the world,  there are many reasons to take a year out before studying a degree. Find out what you need to do when you're ready to apply below. Taking a different route to most students can leave you feeling a little out at...

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