The number of extra places available this year will make clearing a breeze for many students.
However, a laid-back approach is unwise for anyone wanting to study for the University of Plymouth's BSc in surf science. In its first year, the course attracted more than 800 applicants from around the world for 25 places.
Now the university is making a move to team up with institutions in Australia and Hawaii so that students will spend part of their time in each country. It is enough to make the dreamiest dude get in his application form.