What is the UK UCAS & UCAS Clearing Service?

Firstly, what is UCAS in the UK? The University & College Admissions Service, or more commonly known as UCAS, is the United Kingdom’s primary university and college student admissions system. This centralised service is what students in the UK, or wishing to study in the UK, apply through for an undergraduate degree. The UK UCAS Clearing Service forms part of UCAS and is provided as a last attempt to get you on to a course. The service is fee based and allows you to choose up to five education establishments to study at. In general distance learning and academic institutions [...]