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Posted on 04 March 2016

As UCAS Extra opens for those applying for entry to Universities this September, we spoke to Simon Jenkins - our UK Recruitment Manager - to give us his views on how it works and the benefits.

"If you have applied through UCAS, used all of your five choices, and have either not been accepted by any of them, or have chosen to decline them, you may be able to apply for another course through Extra. Extra allows you to apply for courses which still have vacancies, between the end of February and the end of June. In Extra, you apply for one course at a time using UCAS Track.

Extra offers a good chance to either search for related subjects or perhaps alternative options. If you find an available course that appeals to you, it’s always a good idea to call the University in question to check that they will consider you. You can then add the details of the course on to UCAS Track.

Extra works differently to the main application cycle because you can only add one choice at a time. If you are either unsuccessful or decide to decline the first course you apply to, you are then able to start again and add another course.

Most universities will be happy for you to send a separate personal statement to accompany your Extra application (take a look at this article for some top tips). So, if you are looking at different types of courses you will probably want to consider this as an option.

Of course, things don’t always go to plan, but don’t worry, if Extra doesn’t work for you, Keele like most Universities will have some clearing places available on results day.

Good luck and we hope to perhaps see you at Keele soon."

Simon Jenkins, UK Recruitment Manager.