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Who you are going to remember from university

You are going meet so many different types of people at university, but a handful will stand out and stay with you forever! Here are some people who you…

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What you need to do before you leave home for university

Once you have chosen a university, whether you went through the UCAS process or found yourself going through Clearing, there are a few things you need to do before…

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How useful are university league tables Part 2

In our first part we looked into what university league tables are, and what they include. By knowing what information they provide we can now see how this can help you in your application and important decision to…


Will university increase your chances of securing a job?

There is the all important question of, ‘Will university increase your chances of securing a job?’, and in some areas or opinions it doesn’t reveal an answer. However, we at University Compare believe in the sanctity of university…


Independent study at university

At higher education level, a lot more is expected of a student than in previous education systems and curriculum, and one word undergraduates will start to hear plenty of will be the term ‘independent study’. One definition states…


What previous students say about university

All the research in the world, and all of the collected statistics from surveys can tell you a great deal about what your university will be like, but nothing can give you the most realistic idea than current…


What you might find annoying about university teachers

Students who are entering university level may have the idea that studying a degree will be more relaxing and laid back than previous education systems; this isn’t the case. Each university, course, module and teacher have a different…


Typical things undergraduates will do

When you start university and become a first year there are some things that everyone goes through, especially the first few months. These are the typical things undergraduates will do whilst at university.


7 student sleeping problems

Becoming a student will affect you more than the overdraft in your student bank account! Most student sleeping problems will start when they move into their new surroundings or during stressful times of their university life, read about…


Factors you need to consider when applying to university

When the journey of choosing a university and a course begins, you’ll be struck with so many different aspects of university life and what you will come across during your three or four years of studying. Although all…


How can statistics and the National Student Survey aid you in your application

When you start applying to university there are many different factors that can help you make you narrow down your decision on what university to go to and what course to take. You can let the NSS (National…


Weird and wonderful university traditions – best in the UK!

University has more to offer than a degree and referencing, and before you start your journey at what is going now be, ‘your’ university, you should research the traditions and history behind it, because now you are a…


What every student needs to know about Plagiarism and why

When students start university, they will need to understand how to use information correctly and ethically, basically meaning to reference any work they have used, from ideas to direct quotations. Plagiarism is a serious offence and can end…


What you need to know about UCAS Extra

Ucas Extra is a service for students who have applied to universities via Ucas, and have either not received any offers, or who have decline offers that they have received. Ucas Extra is an opportunity to add another…


The types of friends you’ll need throughout university

When students start their degree and their journey into higher education, one of the main sources of support will come from their friendship circle, and the relationships that they will create, gain and develop throughout the three years….


Your options after Results day without university in the picture

When you receive your grades on results day, they can send you in a different direction than you originally planned. Whether you didn’t get the grades than expected, couldn’t find a course during Clearing, or decided that you…


Freshers’ – Moving tips

Surely, the excitement of going to university, with the promise of new beginnings, experiences and people to meet, is enough to keep you going until your first class, however, the moving aspect is a huge milestone in…