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Planned maintenance: 19 – 20 April

We’re carrying out planned maintenance from Thursday 19 April until Friday 20 April.

This means you may become disconnected from Apply. Please do not make any changes to your application during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 (UK time) on Thursday 19 April
  • 18:00 – 18:30 (UK time) on Thursday 19 April
  • 08:00 – 08:30 (UK time) on Friday 20 April

Track will also be unavailable between 18:15 – 22:00 (UK time) on Friday 20 April.

The UCAS Teacher Training search tool will be unavailable from 18:15 – 22:00 (UK time) on Friday 20 April.
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UCAS Undergraduate Track availability – 21 April

UCAS Undergraduate Track will be unavailable from 09:00 until 11:00 on Saturday 21 April (UK time), due to maintenance.

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UCAS Conservatoires Track and UCAS Teacher Training Track availability: 21 – 22 April

UCAS Conservatoires Track and UCAS Teacher Training Track will be unavailable from 06:00 on Saturday 21 April until 18:00 on Sunday 22 April (UK time), due to maintenance.

Choosing a bank account

There are lots of different student accounts with different deals and benefits – make sure you look around to find the best one for you.
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Shop around

Banks compete with each other to get your attention, so don't just choose the one with the best free gift.
  1. See what services and support they offer, plus how they'll treat you in various financial situations.
  2. As an undergraduate student you'll normally get an interest-free overdraft – so as long as you stay within the limit of your overdraft you'll not be charged for using it.
  3. Make sure there's a branch of the bank nearby your campus or accommodation.
  4. Check MoneySavingExpert's advice on top student bank accounts.

Things to be wary of

Be careful with credit cards and store cards.
  • Although handy if you're in a difficult situation, you risk being charged interest which can mount up quickly.
  • If you do use them make sure you can pay them off at the end of the month so you don't get into debt.
Check your overdraft limit.
  • When these aren't interest-free they offer an amount of money you can borrow at a set level of interest.
  • If you go over that limit the extra charges can be really high.

Opening a student bank account?

If you're applying through UCAS Undergraduate, using your UCAS status code will make the process quicker and easier. Find out more.

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