How to apply to uni after a gap year

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. There is so much information available about the 'typical' university application...

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Why choose Newcastle University?

There's a lot to think about when it comes to choosing a university, from finding the right course to choosing a city where you will feel at home.

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5 tips for getting the most out of a virtual Open Day

Many prospective students are well versed on the ins and outs of ‘traditional’ university Open Days: what to expect, whether to bring parents, things to ask. But, how can you make the most of a virtual Open Day?

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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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When is Newcastle University Open Day?

There's no better way to get a feel for university life than by attending an Open Day. We host both summer and autumn Open Days, so you can choose when to visit us. Our next event is on Saturday 30 September, 2023.

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What to do at an Open Day | Your Open Day checklist

It can be hard to know how to make the most of university Open Days. Fortunately, we’ve pulled together a list of the most important things to do before you attend and while you’re at the event. So, grab a notepad and pen, and dive in to your Undergraduate Open Day checklist…

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What's the difference between school and university?

Sixth form and university differ in many ways – including teaching, learning methods, daily routines, and adapting to a new city. We asked Newcastle University student Ramita about the difference between university and school or college, and how life at university had surprised her after school.

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How to apply for student finance

Getting everything in order before you start university can feel a little overwhelming at times, particularly when it comes to applying for student finance. If you're a UK student and are finding applying for your student loan intimidating, read our complete guide on how to apply for student...

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