If you’ve decided you want to go how do you choose where? There may be many universities offering very similar courses. When choosing your degree course compare them by thinking about the university location, course modules available in different places, what the student living facilities are like, how much the uni charges for the course you’re interested in and the reputation that the university has for your chosen field of study.
This is the organisation that manages applications for higher education courses in the UK. Includes a wealth of advice on the options available to you after sixth form college, how to apply and important deadlines for UCAS applications. Also has very useful information about how to prepare a great personal statement as part of your application.
Complete University Guide
This site gives information on all UK universities and UCAS deadlines
The Student Room
Insight into university courses and university life and loads of tips on applying successfully to university.
The OU provides an alternative way for further study to lead to higher education qualifications and you don’t have to apply via UCAS for OU courses.
University course vacancies
If you need to know which courses have places, check out The Telegraph’s complete course vacancy listings. (The Telegraph is UCAS official media partner)
Picking the right course for you
Not sure which university you’re headed towards? If you’ve done better than expected in your A’Levels and want to switch to more competitive courses, or you simply haven’t applied yet, check out this website to help you pick the right course option for you.
University jargon buster
There’s a lot of jargon in the university application world. Check out this brilliant jargon buster guide which explains all things university related.
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