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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.

Tips for mature student applications

You can use this page to find mature student tips for UCAS Undergraduate applications.
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Najib Rasooli
'Education was the only way to survive' – Najib fled Afghanistan at 15; higher education gave him strength and direction in the face of adversity.
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Mature case study – Elle Boag
'I’ve achieved more than I thought possible' – not content with 'staid acceptance' of her disability, Elle went on to study and subsequently lecture other undergraduates.
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Ged Bretherton
'I wanted to prove something to myself' – Ged's experience working for his union prompted him to get back into education.
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