UCAS lend a helping hand

There’s no denying leaving high school can be a daunting process – what are you supposed to do next? If you’re freaking out, never fear, because UCAS have launched a series of online courses to help you figure it all out. The free online courses – for teachers, advisors, parents and pupils – will guide […]

Clearing explained

  Got your exam results but haven’t quite made the grade when it comes to getting into the uni of your choice? Enter Clearing! This is a second chance for those determined to get started at university this September – and here’s how it works. What is Clearing? Universities across the country need to fill […]

Students should stop worrying about work

Students and their families are being encouraged to stop getting “too fixated” on finding a job after university by the former head of UCAS, Mary Curnock Cook. Speaking with The Telegraph in her final interview before stepping down as the head of UCAS at the end of this month, Curnock Cook believed that focusing on […]

The alternative UK university city league table

Today's agenda: stunningly beautiful yard and terribly distracting autumn #glasgowuniversity #november #inlovewithsun A post shared by Ann Malova (@damnit_ann) on Nov 4, 2016 at 6:40am PDT If you’re thinking about applying for higher education, there’s nothing wrong with aiming high. But before you fill out that UCAS application to Oxford or Cambridge, there are some things you […]

Uni Open Days: Dos and Don’ts

I’ll be honest. I only went to one open day (incidentally the uni I ended up at) but I didn’t do a very good job. I flocked onto the train with the rest of my year, shuffled around Glasgow uni’s campus in my soaking wet ballet flats, picked up a free bag of goodies and […]

Understanding UCAS: The ultimate UCAS guide

If you are planning on going to college or university, chances are you’ve heard murmurs about UCAS. We’ve lined up the ultimate UCAS guide so you know exactly what to expect when applying. Check it out the UCAS basics below. First off, what is UCAS? UCAS stands for University and Colleges Admissions Services. Pretty much, […]

Money Talks: Highest and Lowest Earning Degree Subjects

The best things in life are free, but everything else you’ve got to pay for.  If money matters to you in your future career, you might want to take a look at the highest and lowest degree subjects on offer before applying to university. According to a recent report, creative arts graduates (dance, drama, art, […]

Billy Boyd champions Scotland’s working class kids to get into the arts

Billy Boyd starred as Pippin the Hobbit in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but getting into the arts wasn’t easy for this working class boy from Cranhill. Here’s his advice for young Scots wanting to break into the arts. As a kid living in Cranhill and going to school in Ruchazie, two rival […]