Thinking about University?  

You could be spending 3 or more years studying the course and living at the university you choose.  Funding your time at university will also be a big financial investment.

There are a lot of decisions to think through.

  • What subject?
  • Which course?
  • Full-time or part-time?
  • What about a Sandwich degree course? 
  • What are the job prospects? Which university?
  • Campus or Town University?
  • How will I fund my studies and living costs? 

and much more…So, it’s really important to research all your options and give yourself plenty of time to decide.

We can get you started on choosing the right course and the right university and making your application.     

Don’t leave it until the last minute! Start your research and planning and get ready for UCAS. 

  • Your options - Getting a degree or higher education qualification

    Most people think of a fulltime university degree as the only option. But there are other ways to gain a degree or higher education qualification.

    Take a look at some of the ways you might be able to gain a degree or higher education qualification:

    • Fulltime degree through UCAS

    • Foundation degrees are a combination of study and gaining workplace skills. Most take 2 years to complete fulltime. You can usually continue to study for a full degree if you choose.

    • Degree Apprenticeships are designed with employers, and involve part time study and employment. Employers and universities may recruit jointly. Search for sponsored degrees on the Not going to Uni website.

    • Individual universities sometimes run their own programmes such as the Network75 programme at the University of South Wales. Visit university websites to find out about programmes they may run.

    • Study at a local college for a degree or higher education qualification:

      Foundation, Undergraduate and Masters Degrees,
      Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs),
      Postgraduate and other professional certificates and diplomas

    • Distance learning or part time degrees can be a way to gain a qualification that fits around your life and work commitments. You can search for distance learning courses through The Complete University Guide.

    Find out more about the different qualifications available to you.

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