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Higher Education Advice and Information

If you are hoping to go onto university after College, here are some useful websites:

  • For advice on choosing degree subjects, visit Target Careers
  • Plan ahead what you can do with your degree by visiting the graduate careers website Prospects
  • UCAS - the main website for university applications and course information
  • www.guardian.co.uk/education/universityguide – an excellent website that allows you to identify the top performing universities for your course
  • University websites – universities have their own websites which give you lots of useful information. Did you know we also offer Higher Education courses? 
  • www.highfliers.co.uk - The Graduate Market review is essential reading for all would-be graduates. Statistics and facts about the graduate employment market to help prepare you for your future career.
  • https://www.opendays.com - Find out the open days of the universities you are interested in applying to.
  • https://discoveruni.gov.uk - Discover Uni allows prospective students to search for and compare information and data for individual undergraduate courses across the UK. (You can find the data for some of our HE courses directly on the pages here on our website).
  • www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance - all you need to know about funding higher education.
  • UCAS Finance Pages - https://www.ucas.com/money 

It would also be advisable to do the following:

  • Talk to your tutor
  • For advice on choosing courses or universities, make an appointment by emailing Nicky Stallwood, Student Progression Adviser: n.stallwood@hlnsc.ac.uk
  • For help with your application and personal statement, contact Student Services on your campus and ask for support
  • Consider whether there are alternative ways to start your career through school leaver and apprenticeship programmes (see Not Going to Uni: https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/)
  • Think about gaining work experience to strengthen your course application
  • Attend uni open days