James' Story: What is Online Learning Really Like?

University this year is unlike any other year. If you're a little worried about what blended learning means, read our blog from current undergraduate student, James, to find out what online learning is really like. How did you feel about a new term of blended learning?  As a Dental Student, my time...

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Sixth Form vs College

In the UK there are three types of institutions that provide further education. These are School Sixth Forms, Sixth Form Colleges and Further Education Colleges.  If you've finished your GCSEs and you want to move into further education, the good news is there are plenty of options available to...

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AS Levels: what are they and how do they work?

AS Levels were last overhauled by the government in 2015 and have been decreasing in popularity with students and schools ever since, so is it still worth taking AS Level exams, and how are they different to A Level qualifications? What is an AS Level?

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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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How to apply for university accommodation

Moving in to university halls and living on your own, probably for the first time in your life, is a huge part of the student experience. Finding the right accommodation is key to helping you build the confidence and life skills that will make living in halls a time of amazing memories and even...

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How to cope when your child goes to university

Let’s be honest, it’s tough being a parent when your child leaves home to go to university. You want them to become the wonderful, confident and independent person you know they can be, but it’s hard to see them go.

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