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So here we are, November already and it seems like the Christmas lights have been up since at last Easter. But there’s so much to do before the end of 2016. Fireworks, Christmas Shopping, RSVPing those Christmas party invites... oh, and your UCAS application. Even if you won’t be applying until next year, take some time out this month to put your feet up and take in the info-packed bestCourse4Me newsletter. Don’t say we never get you anything nice.
Maybe you’ve only just started dipping your toes into the idea of going to university. Maybe you’ve already planned everything you’ll be doing up to the age of fifty. Either way, it can’t hurt to know a more. Click here to read what our friends over at Push think really matters when you're building a shortlist of unis.
Already got your heart set on what you want to study? Take a look to see where it could take you in terms of a future career. If you already have a dream job in mind but no idea how to get there, take a look here to see what sort of courses can get you where you need to be.
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If you’re still tweaking your application or personal statement it’s time to stop faffing, do one last spell check. We’ve got a great blog that can help you do that double-checking and fill you with the confidence you need to hit the send button.
But what if you still have empty choices to fill? You can submit your form and add more uni choices later, but do fill the gaps. You're going to want a back-up choice in case you don’t get the grades you were expecting. Our degree course profiles show you what previous graduates got in their A-levels, so you can find a course you can get on to whatever the grades - even the ones you dread most.
Even if it seems a million years in the future (it’s more likely only four), you should spend some time thinking about what will happen after university. Our course profiles will give you an idea of how quickly certain degrees will get you out of mum’s house and into a stable job.
As we're sure you know (after memorising the UCAS deadlines) 15th October was the deadline for those early applications to places like Oxford and Cambridge, as well as for subjects like medicine, dentistry and veterinary degrees. This year UCAS has just reported a 1% increase in people who made this early deadline.
That might not sound like much, but actually it's another 560 people from last year — which means a grand total of 57,190 people have already applied to uni. Early applications from the EU however have fallen by 9% (about 620 people) which given the Brexit referendum result, is a suprise to no one.