Applying to a UK university | How to write a personal statement

When you apply to do an undergraduate degree at a UK university you will need to apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). And part of that process involves writing a personal statement. But what is a personal statement? And how can you make sure yours stands out?

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This is how to write an English Language and Linguistics personal statement

When you're applying to uni, a personal statement is your chance to showcase what you can offer. It's important to be persuasive, direct, and really project your love of your subject. You also need to highlight why you think your chosen university should want you. Ultimately an English Language and...

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Applying through UCAS – a guide for parents of international students

Applying to university is an exciting time for your son or daughter, especially if they have decided they want to study at a university in the UK.

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This is when you need to apply to university

Sorting out your university application can feel overwhelming. How do you know when to submit your application? Is it better to submit it straight away? And when should you get started? Find answers to all these questions and more in our latest blog. 

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How does Clearing work?

The thought of not getting the grades you need on Results Day for your university offer can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t mean the end of your journey to higher education. UCSA Clearing can help you find the degree and the university that’s right for you, and our step-by-step guide will help you...

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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 next? How do you confirm your offer? Will your student finance be affected now that you’re going to a different university, and how can you find somewhere to live...

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Living with us | Supporting you is teamwork

Making sure our students feel safe and supported living with us is all about teamwork. In another of our ‘Living with us’ series of blogs, we’ve taken a look at how our great teams at Newcastle will help you settle in once you’ve joined us, and how they work to make sure you have the best possible...

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Living with us | Live your best ResLife

Living away from home for the first time, learning new life skills and making new friends, can feel like a daunting prospect. That’s why we’ve developed ResLife. In this blog – part of our ‘Living with Us’ series – we’ve focused on the network of support ResLife provides for our first-year...

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Living with us | Finding your home from home

Moving away from home for the first time can be a little overwhelming, so when it’s time to choose your university accommodation make sure you research your options. In another of our ‘Living with us’ series of blogs, get an overview of accommodation at Newcastle University – from what’s available,...

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