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No university offers? You can apply for an extra course now

UCAS Extra gives you the chance to apply for one more university course on top of the usual five until 4 July.

Should there be bigger punishments for buying essays?

The government wants to crack down on students buying essays to hand in as their own work – but the risk of getting caught isn't the ...

Student Volunteering Week runs from 20 – 26 February

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) is an opportunity for students to get involved with good causes across the country.

What are the best cities for students?

Two new rankings have rated university cities to find the best cities in the world for studying.


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