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Planned maintenance: 19 – 21 January

We are carrying out planned maintenance on Friday 19 January until Sunday 21 January.

This means at times, 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 Friday 19 January
  • 14:00 – 15:00 (UK time) on Saturday 20 January

Apply will be unavailable between 06:00 – 13:00 (UK time) on Saturday 20 January.

Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 (UK time) on Saturday 20 January.

The UCAS Teacher Training search tool will be unavailable from 18:00 on Friday 19 January until 23:59 (UK time) on Sunday 21 January.

Students' unions

Students' unions put together social events, sports, and societies for a wide range of different hobbies and interests. Find out more here.
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Students' unions are run by reps elected by students, and they're responsible for representing you – so you can go to them for all kinds of support.

Join a society

Many students' unions have lots of different clubs and societies you can get involved in – anything from street dance and rowing, to marketing or international.

  • These are great for getting to know new people and as extra-curricular activities.
  • You can take part in projects, competitions, tournaments, or social events.

Look for jobs

They often list volunteering and employment opportunities too – either roles within the students' union or course provider, or external vacancies they recommend.

So it's a handy first place to look if you're interested in work possibilities.


National Union of Students (NUS)

The NUS is a voluntary membership organisation which promotes, defends and extends the rights of students and develops and champions strong students’ unions.

Many students' unions are part of the NUS.