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It's almost time! Applicant UCAS deadline is just around the corner

After what has been an incredibly challenging year for us all, we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the live events tunnel! Where we can start to get excited about attending that gig we were supposed to go to a year ago, or finally booking tickets for that theatre production or festival we’ve been dreaming of getting to. 

For us at Backstage, we couldn’t be more excited for the coming weeks and months. If you’ve not already noticed, we live and breathe live events. From our specialist university to our industry studios at our home on Production Park, we’ve got some big plans and we’d love for you to experience them with us!

As things start to change and life returns back to some normality, we know you’ve got a big decision to make too. It’s almost time for you to make that exciting step in choosing where you would like to go to university!

So, you’ve attended what feels like a million virtual open days and applicant days, prepped hard for your interviews and have spoken to a boatload of university staff and students up to now.

You may have already been offered places at your top choices, and some may still be on the way. But, now it’s all about making the right decision for you.

What’s your next step?

All the universities & colleges that you have applied to must reply to your application by a deadline - and hopefully, this means lots of offers of places to study!

Be sure to check UCAS Track to find your personal deadline.

  • If you receive your last decision on or before 20 May 2021, your reply date is 10 June 2021 (except if you're using UCAS Extra to find a place).
  • If you receive your last decision on or before 13 July 2021, your reply date is 14 July 2021 (including UCAS Extra choices)

Remember that you don’t need to reply straight away to your offers, but you definitely need to make sure you reply by your deadline! All your offers can be found in the ‘Your Choices’ section of UCAS Track.

We’d really recommend that you take a look at the information provided by UCAS on replying to your offers. There’s even a handy video that you can watch here. Enjoy!


Our top tips:

Questions, questions, questions

We are big believers that there’s no question too big or too strange. Whatever you need to know to make sure you’re confident and most importantly excited about your decision - ask away! Whether this is over our social media, email, phone or carrier pigeon (maybe not) - communicate with us in whatever way is best for you.

Ask the experts

There’s no one better to give you a proper insight into student life at Backstage than our very own students. Hear what our students have to say about studying at Backstage and get the inside scoop by chatting to our student ambassadors here.

All our applicants will be buddied up with students, based on which course they have applied for so that you have a dedicated space to ask all those burning questions!

Take your time

This is your time to make that exciting decision for your next steps into this new normal world! Use this time to weigh up all your options, and don’t feel the pressure to make a quick decision.

Stay in touch!

If you need any help, support or advice - or even a million and one questions that need answering - please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Keep in the loop with what’s going on at Backstage @backstageacad on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. If you do decide to study at Backstage Academy, why not let us know over social media! We’d love to say an early hello & welcome from all of us here!

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