For some general advice on whether you should go to university this year, visit the BBC webpage:
And for UCAS deadlines visit
Is it too late to apply for this year?
No. Whatever your reason for starting to think about doing a degree now, it’s not too late to apply. Visit the UCAS website for details:
Try to attend some Open Days as well, lots of institutions have virtual tours even if you can’t visit them on campus at the moment:
Grades and Offers
You may have questions about your calculated grades or any revised grades, re-sits, what happens if you don’t quite meet your conditional offer etc. For information on this, and reassurance on anything that you are worried about being unfair, please visit the UCAS Coronavirus page:
If you are holding a place that you no longer want, or wish to be re-considered for your initial choices, speak directly to the institutions concerned. They are dealing with enquiries on a case-by-case basis and will be able to discuss your options with you.
Taking a year out
You may be considering deferring going to uni for a year. To help you weigh up the pro’s and con’s, visit:
For ideas on what to do in a gap year in the current situation, visit:
And if you do decide to defer, visit the UCAS website for more information on how organise this:
Clearing runs from 6th July to 20th October this year:
It will follow the same processes as usual, for more detail visit:
However, there may be some changes e.g. how you chat to tutors or visit a campus. Please contact the university or college direct to discuss what they have to offer – please see our Clearing Guide for phone numbers. link
If you are feeling anxious or worried about Clearing, visit:
cwmt.org.uk/clearing for some advice on looking after your well-being at this time.
Studying nearer home
If you’ve decided that you’d rather study at an institution closer to home, do some research and find out what’s on offer link to NSSW course guide. Then contact the institution to find out if they have places and if they would be interested in making you an offer. Visit the UCAS website to find out how to apply, this will depend on your current application status with them: