UCAS Guidelines

For details on how to apply to UCAS, dates of UCAS drop-in sessions and other important information, please view our UCAS Guide or download the UCAS guide here

UCAS - Applying to university for 2023

Are you thinking of applying to university next year?  We are here to support you! Some courses have different deadlines, and many are a long time in advance of the start of the course. Find out which deadline applies to you, and what help we can give you to make a great application on time!

The college has to set earlier deadlines than those set by UCAS in order to add your reference and send your competitive application on time. 

7th October

Application deadline for courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science, and dentistry, and courses at Oxford or Cambridge.

9th December


Check your college email over the next few weeks for lots of resources and advice to help you with your application.  We will also post on Teams and the college website about some forthcoming UCAS events.

University Information Day (Springburn campus foyer):

Come to our UCAS marketplace and speak to staff from the Universities.

Wednesday 12th October, 10.30am-1pm

Online Events

University staff will be giving presentations about applying to university through UCAS, including personal statement advice and much more.

All presentations will take place over lunch, 12.15pm-1pm.  Links will be posted on Teams nearer the time.

3rd October – Strathclyde University

6th October – University of the West of Scotland

7th October – Glasgow Caledonian University

21st November – Glasgow University

22nd November - University of the West of Scotland

23rd November – Strathclyde University

24th November - Glasgow Caledonian University

Personal statement appointment request :

Now open! If you wish to request an appointment please send us a draft of your personal statement before 28th October.  We will then give you an appointment during November with an adviser.

Key info to help you get started:

  • Begin at ucas.com/apply
  • BUZZWORDS- when you log in for the first time please confirm that you are applying “through my school or college”

The College Buzzword for 2023 entry is: glasgowkelvin2023

The SWAP Buzzword for 2023 entry is: swapwest2023