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Top 5 Things to do after deadline day

You’ve submitted your UCAS application, but now what? There might be a feeling of limbo waiting for your offers to come through, but that’s where our latest top 5 comes in handy! Here are our suggestions on what to do now deadline day has passed.


Sooner or later you’ll have to narrow down your 5 uni choices to just your firm and insurance. In fact, if you’ve received all your decisions by 31st March, you must reply by 6th May (except for UCAS Extra) or they’ll be declined! More information about key UCAS dates can be found here.

So before the date is on your doorstep, there are a number of things you can do to help you choose your top two choices:

  • Post Application Open Days – a great way to meet lecturers, current students, have a nosy round campus and get a real feel for what it’s like to be at that uni.
  • Campus / Accommodation Tours – maybe you couldn’t attend Open Day, or maybe you fancy another trip to the toon – if you want to see for yourself what Newcastle has to offer, why not join one of our Campus Tours? It’s also a great way to see the library, SU, sports facilities and the range of accommodation we offer.
  • HE Fairs – if you’ve not attended one already, Higher Education Fairs let you talk to a member of staff and pick up a copy of our Prospectus.



Once you’ve narrowed down your top 2 choices, the next step is to start applying for accommodation. With the majority of first year students staying in halls, Newcastle offers a range of rooms to suit all tastes and budgets and applications will be open soon!


Make the most of the lull before revision really kicks off! Why not boost your CV by taking part in some volunteering, or a part-time job to fund your summer fun? You’ll gain valuable skills and more likely than not will meet loads of new people!


Not everyone’s favourite topic, but the majority of students who go to university will contact Student Finance in some way or another. Did you know you don’t have to wait till you’ve accepted an offer to apply for your tuition loan? You can apply using your preferred choice and update the details later. Something to keep in mind when applications open later this year. It’s always best to get a head start and send off you application as soon as you can to avoid any delays come the start of term.


With personal statements and applications out the way, there’s no excuse not to be getting on with some work. If you keep on top of your notes and revision, come exam season it’s sure to be a breeze!

But if that hasn’t helped, why not check out our latest webinar on what happens after Deadline Day.

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