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What is Higher Education?

UCAS

UCAS

UCAS (University and College Admissions Service) provides information on universities, courses and the admissions process. Their services support young people making choices after their GCSEs, as well as those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

UCAS.com

Here you can find an explanation of the UCAS terms you will hear.

UCAS Terms Explained

 

UCAS Progress provides information about what to do next after GCSEs.

UCAS Progress

Here you can find practical advice to help you support your son or daughter throughout the application cycle.

UCAS Parents and Guardians

University Guides and Comparisons

WhatUni

WhatUni helps future students find the right university for them using their advanced searching tool. There is also reviews, open day information and searchable and comparable courses from universities across the UK.

WhatUni

UniStats

This government website allows you to search and compare official data from universities and colleges including employability, accommodation & living costs as an institution or by specific subject.

UniStats

The Complete University Guide

Independent organisation ranks the university in the UK using 10 quality factors important to students. You can find and compare universities in terms of employability, specific course, entry standards, research quality and more. It also offers information and guidance on how to apply to higher education and different career options.

Complete University Guide

University Taster Days

Taster days are a great way to find out more about a course or department at a specific university. This site allows you to search for available Taster Days in your area.

UniTasterDays

 

Which University Guide

Search tool to help find what to study, where to go and how to get there. Find a degree course, explore university profiles, explore degree subject guides and find advice and guidance using the Which University Guide.

Which University

The Guardian University Guide

UCAS (University and College Admissions Service) provides information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate

Guardian Uni Guide

 

PUSH

Independent and honest guide to UK universities from a student’s perspective.

PUSH

Other resources

The Student Room

World’s largest student community gives you access to information, revision tools, advice and guidance on further education, career options, applying to university and more!

Student Room

Studential

They aim to help all students aged 16 and older with their academic journey, by offering information and advice on all stages of education. Information available on GCSEs, Further Education, Apprenticeships, University and Postgraduate Study

WhatUni

The Russell Group

The Russell Group of leading UK universities published guide to inform post-16 student on subject choice at A-Levels.

Russell Group

Prospects

Find out what careers and jobs you can persue with a specific degree you decide to study.

Prospects

Milkround

The UK’s most of widely used student and graduate job website that allows you to search for jobs, internships, summer placement and graduate positions. Also offers careers advice and events.

Milkround

Access to HE

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study
at university.

Access to HE

FutureLearn

Try high quality online education – enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations in a huge range of subjects.

FutureLearn

The University of East Anglia are currently offering a free online short course on preparing for university through Future Learn.

Preparing for Uni

Children’s University

Described by the Sunday Times as ‘The University of Fun’, Children’s University encourages 5-14 year olds to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills

Children’s University