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Can you trust personal statement advice?
Universities don't always agree with teachers' advice on what to write in your personal statement, according to new research.

How important is your first impression at a job interview?
The small talk you make when you arrive for a job interview could make or break your chances, according to research by the Resurgo Trust.

Could opening a window improve your sleep?
A new study of almost 32,000 young people will test out sleep tips like cooling your room and starting school later.

Sutton Trust US Programme applications extended to January 25
Applications for the programme, which gives year 12s the chance to experience life at a top US university, close on Monday 25 January.

UCAS deadline: Friday 15 January
If you haven't submitted your UCAS application yet, you have less than two weeks to send it in.

More students using their university careers service
A survey suggests that careers services are getting more popular – and careers fairs could be becoming more useful, too.

How many university students cheat?
Almost 50,000 students have been caught cheating in the last three years, according to research by the Times newspaper.

UCAS applications are due on Friday 15 January
If you haven't submitted your UCAS application yet, you have less than two weeks to send it in.

What skills can you learn at university?
Students learn to learn independently and think critically, but don't develop employability skills as well, according to a survey.

Why don't many students look for help with their mental health?
78% of students experienced mental health issues last year - but less than half of them looked for support.