Your Clearing questions answered

Type into Google the phrase ‘no such thing as a stupid question’ and in 0.45 seconds you’ll get 238,000,000 hits – proof, if it was needed, that while we may feel awkward asking a question, we should never feel stupid. So, we’ve come up with some questions of our own about Clearing – the sort of...

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What to expect from a virtual summer school

Our Bitesize Uni Summer School is going online this year! But what can you expect from a virtual summer school? And better yet, what can you get out of one?  A big question mark is hanging over the prospect of university for lots of young people at the moment. The world has changed a lot, and it's...

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Clearing 2022 explained

UCAS Clearing opens on Tuesday 5 July 2022. But what actually is Clearing? And why should you apply through it? Read on to find out all this and more. The Clearing route to university is getting more and more popular each year. Though it can come with a degree of uncertainty, there are lots of ways...

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What is the Russell Group?

If you are thinking about studying at a UK university you will probably have heard of the Russell Group. But what is it? Which universities are in the group? And what makes them special? Read on to find out.

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How we support our international students

Starting a university degree is an exciting time, particularly when it involves studying in a different country.  Newcastle University is home to 29,000 students from 140 countries, so we understand what it’s like for students to study abroad. We also know how sometimes they need a little extra...

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Should I stay at home for university?

Moving out to go to university is a big deal, and it's not for everyone. Each year, many students opt to live at home or locally during their studies, and still get to enjoy all the fun and excitement of university life without having to compromise on home comforts. Leaving home for the first time...

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What is the academic year like at a UK university?

The standard of education in the United Kingdom is very high. In fact, the UK is known for having some of the highest ranking universities in the QS World Rankings, Times Higher Education Ranking and Academic Ranking of World Universities. This is why a degree from the UK is respected by employers...

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Applying to university in 2023 | A parent’s timeline

Is your son or daughter thinking about going to university in 2023? If they are, it might feel like you have plenty of time before they start this next big adventure. But actually, there are things you could be doing now, both to support them and help make sure their application goes smoothly.

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How to make your university firm and insurance choices

You’ve received offers to study at university and now you have to decide which one to accept. But what do your offers actually mean and how do you make the right choice for you? Read on to find out more about university offers, the difference between firm and insurance choices and some of the...

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