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A Levels

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69 What about a student Internship?
Internships are great for students as they usually don’t require a significant amount of dedication or…
main What if I don’t have the right A-Levels?
Once students have applied to university, it is time to knuckle down to study and revise to gain those results…
Untitled-3 What A-Levels do you need for university?
Prospective candidates will need to research their desired courses to understand what A-levels and grades they need to get…
33 What happens when I get my A Level results?
The end is near and even though you have been preparing for this day for nearly two…
gcse-results-day What to expect on results day
Results day is fast approaching and the summer is nearly over. Even if this summer has flown by too fast,…
govaprent Government backed apprenticeships
Following a survey conducted in 2016, the government have decided to put more support behind apprenticeships with the aim…
pjea PJEA Apprenticeships
If  you have completed your A Levels, are business driven, with innovative ideas and are unsure of what to…
nvq What are NVQs?
NVQs stand for National Vocational Qualifications in England and are equivalent to the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Scotland….
retailwork How to manage part-time work whilst studying
Having a part-time job whilst studying may be essential for income reasons but it is also a good thing…
nextstep What are my career options after A Levels?
It  may be that your A Level results weren’t quite what you had hoped, or that university just isn’t…
uniresults University Offers
A Level results day has arrived and students will be checking their UCAS Track to see if their grades…
results A Level Results Day
A Level results day falls on Thursday 17th August 2017 and for many students it will be a daunting…
results-day AS Level Results Day
Although most students tend to focus on A Level results day, AS results day is just as in important….
hnc What is a HNC?
HNC stands for Higher National Certificate and is a qualification awarded by Edexcel in England and a Higher National…
sport What is a BTEC?
BTEC stands for the Business and Technology Education Council. The BTEC qualification combines practical learning with theory…
img2 What are the next steps after receiving your SQA results?
There are several options open to you after receiving your SQA results. From further study, to apprenticeships and work…
work2 How to prepare on SQA results day
To ensure minimal stress on SQA results day, it is important to be as prepared as you…
results2 What to expect on SQA results day
SQA results day is a day full of mixed emotions, you are bound to feel excited but it is…
work1 What are SQAs?
The Scottish Qualifications Authority known for short as SQA is the national Scottish body responsible for accrediting educational awards….
working International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognised qualification which was introduced to meet the educational needs of a…
group What A Levels should I study?
Students who are thinking about taking A Levels should think about what they wish to do career…
6thform Choosing a Sixth Form or College
There are many sixth form schools and colleges situated around the country for young people to study…
a-level-results AS & A Level Results
For many college or sixth form students, results day is a very important time that could help them progress…

Accommodation and Housing

All / University advice / Accommodation and Housing

studenthousing Student house viewing and house tips
As you find yourself in the midst of the second semester stress, you can take comfort in the fact…
136 What to do if you don’t get a place at Halls
University is scary enough without the worry of securing a place at Halls or what to do
121 What you need to know about Halls
A  university has offered you a place on your course, and you have been allocated a room in…
main Where should I live whilst at uni?
A big aspect of studying at university is your accommodation, from student halls to commuting…
Dorchester House accommodation Essential items for every student house
The fresh start that the majority of students have been dreaming of has nearly arrived. The dreams of…
10 What is university student accommodation like?
What is university student accommodation like? The majority of students, especially who are about to start their degree in the…
student-accommodation What to expect when living in Halls
The majority of first year undergraduates choose to live on campus when they start university. Living in halls has its…
study-tips Advice on living at home during university
Young adults choosing to begin their journey at university a may have already overcome several tough decisions, from what…
image8 How to find last minute accommodation after Clearing
The focus around results day can be solely on courses and university places but finding student housing or accommodation…
student-accomodation Choosing The Right Accommodation
Firstly, a heads up: If you can’t work out how much you can afford per week or per month…

Adjustment

All / University advice / Adjustment

22 What is Adjustment?
Adjustment is an opportunity for potential students who have already filled out their UCAS application and have received and…
ucas What If I messed up my UCAS application?
The entire UCAS application process is a tricky one, full of deadlines, lots of correspondence and confusing letters…
results2 Clearing and Adjustment Tips
Whether you’re the rip-the-envelope-open type of student or wait-until-you’re-with-your-family-later type, you may experience Clearing and Adjustment this year. What is…

Apprenticeships

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flags Apprenticeships Abroad
What can I do abroad? There are hundreds of opportunities for you to study and work abroad, be it as…
govaprent Government backed apprenticeships
Following a survey conducted in 2016, the government have decided to put more support behind apprenticeships with the aim…
pjea PJEA Apprenticeships
If  you have completed your A Levels, are business driven, with innovative ideas and are unsure of what to…
whatdoineed Apprenticeship Entry Requirements
You are able to apply for an apprenticeship as soon as you have reached school leaver age….
aprentice The Different Types of Apprenticeships
Learning on the job whilst studying a particular skill and earning a wage can be very appealing…
apprenticeships How Do You Apply for an Apprenticeship?
Applying for an apprenticeship requires you to do a number of things. You need to have researched your apprenticeship…
screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-15-54-34 What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are designed by sector skills councils, the government and employers to ensure that they reflect the current sector…

Clearing

All / University advice / Clearing

Different-ways-to-get-over-your-A-Levels What can complicate your Clearing process
The Clearing process can feel stressful for the majority of students that are going through it, however,…
ucas What If I messed up my UCAS application?
The entire UCAS application process is a tricky one, full of deadlines, lots of correspondence and confusing letters…
clearing What is Clearing?
With results day looming over the corner ever so patiently, words seem to be flung around and it can…
18 Who will you speak to during Clearing?
Waiting for your A Level or BTEC results is really frightening, and when that day arrives it can feel…
53 Top 5 tips to get through Clearing
Results day is only a matter of days away, and technically, Clearing starts before you even receive your grades….
ps7 The survivor’s guide to Clearing
Even if results day hasn’t been as successful as you wished it to be; don’t panic. Last year, Clearing…
clearing-999 Clearing 999
Now Clearing has begun the process may seem daunting especially after you haven’t received the results you wanted or…
What-to-remember-for-Clearing What to remember for Clearing
Clearing doesn’t have to be as confusing as it first seems; you will get the hang of it after…
results2 Clearing and Adjustment Tips
Whether you’re the rip-the-envelope-open type of student or wait-until-you’re-with-your-family-later type, you may experience Clearing and Adjustment this year. What is…
image6 How to use Clearing on UCAS
Clearing is a process that allows students to view which courses have places remaining after results day. Students can…
image8 How to find last minute accommodation after Clearing
The focus around results day can be solely on courses and university places but finding student housing or accommodation…
ps7 How to prepare for Clearing
Hopefully you will receive the grades that you need to get into your firm or insurance university choice. However…
ps2 What is Clearing?
Clearing is where universities can list all of their courses with vacancies for applicants to start study…

Gap Year

All / University advice / Gap Year

68 Should you go on a gap year?
A gap year can tempt a lot of students when thinking about whether they should go…
gapyear Is the gap year overrated?
Results day has vanished as quickly as it appeared and some students have been left to decide…
cambodia Cambodia
Cambodia is located between Vietnam and Thailand and actually uses the US dollar, although they have their own currency,…
laos Laos
Laos is popular with travelers, being such a small country the time spent here is around 7…
vietnam Vietnam
Vietnam has long been the attraction of many people looking to take Gap years, the country has been famed…
bali Bali
This Indonesian island sits just off the coast of North Australia and it’s warm and inviting beaches…
southafrica South Africa
This has been a very well visited place by students too, people loving the culture of Africa and has…
newzeland New Zealand
New Zealand is certainly high on the priorities of gap year students many wanting to see where…
australia Australia
The sheer size of Australia is a benefit itself, having all types of cities and towns providing…
thailand Thailand
Thailand is certainly one of the most popular places to go to on your gap year travels, the statistics…
gap-year-agenicies Understanding Gap Year Agencies
Are you planning to escape on a gap year inbetween your university years or maybe after you have finished…
gap-year&t Gap Year & Travelling
Taking a gap year after you receive your results and before you study at higher education is a…
Hike Retaking Exams During a Gap Year
There are plenty of reasons to take a gap year, but one of the most overlooked one…
14.05.21-ces_discussing-your-gap-year-at-an-interview_123-11975146 The Pros and Cons of a Gap Year
Lots of students have to weigh up the potentially life-changing decision between taking a gap year and going straight…
sea-sky-beach-holiday-11 Common Gap Year Mistakes
If  you’re preparing for a gap year, it’s best you’re aware if the things that you can…

GCSEs

All / University advice / GCSEs

carrer-options Career options after taking GCSEs
Apprenticeships are now quite a popular option for students, especially as the government has increased the amount…
post-gcse-exams What happens after you take your GCSEs
Many students may start wondering what happens after they take their GCSE exams in the summer, whether…
retaking-exams Retaking GCSE exams and courses
If students choose to retake their GCSE exams need to be aware that this is a big…
gcse-results-day GCSE results day
GCSE exams may feel like a long time ago but results day has finally arrived after a…
study-tips Student tips for GCSE exams
Students who think positively about their performance and academic ability are more likely to perform better during…
study-leave How students can get the most of their GCSE study leave
Study leave is when schools and sixth forms allow students to study and revise for their GCSE…
exam-stress How to deal with GCSE exam stress
During GCSE exam season students will undoubtedly feel extremely stressed and anxious throughout the entire process, and…
procrastination How to stop procrastinating during GCSE revision
We all are criminals of pursuing procrastination from time to time, and it is normal behaviour to…
study-golas Setting up study goals
Study goals, or revision goals or a great way to ensure you are working towards what you…
work-experience GCSE Work Experience
The majority of GCSE students will have the opportunity to prepare for the world of work through…
part-time-job Getting a job whilst doing your GCSEs
Entering the world of work can be an exciting experience for young individuals, although there are some…
past-exam-papers GCSE revision with past GCSE exam papers
GCSE exam papers are a great tool for students during revision sessions to display how well they…
snacks-gcse Snacks to fuel GCSE revision
Revising for your GCSE exams can be a stressful and hectic time at school, however, it is…
gcse-revision-tips GCSE revision tips
Easter holidays during school may feel like a well-earned break full of chocolate and sleeping, and although…
gcse-subject Choosing A GCSE subject
Students studying in secondary school, typically at the ages of 13 and/or 14 years will choose which subjects that…

Personal Statement

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ps8 Postgraduate Personal Statements
Applying for postgraduate courses is a different process to undergraduate. Individuals have to apply direct to each…
ps7 10 Quick Tips for Writing a Personal Statement
If you are looking to write your personal statement, try our FREE Personal Statement editor that will…
ps6 Intro Examples of Personal Statements
If you are looking to write your personal statement, try our FREE Personal Statement editor that will…
ps5 How to Submit a Personal Statement
The stress that occurs during the UCAS application and personal statement writing process can get many students…
ps4 Who to Ask for Help with My Personal Statement?
Writing the personal statement for your UCAS application may seem like a stressful and lonely time but…
ps3 Top Tips For Your University Personal Statement
Write for the degree course you want to study There is no simple formula to write…
ps2 What Not to Include in a Personal Statement
We have already discussed what to include in your personal statement, and the most important parts of…
ps1 What to Include in a Personal Statement
The most successful personal statements will answer the following questions that admission tutors are asking from prospective…
ps-2 What every personal statement needs to include
What are the most important parts of the personal statement? Although it may feel like your personal statement is important…
ps-1 What shall I do before I start my personal statement?
What to do before you write your personal statement? The idea of writing the personal statement can make…
ps-2 When Should I Write My Personal Statement?
There is no harm in planning and thinking about your personal statement early. Although your UCAS application deadline is…
ps-1 What Are Universities Looking For In A Personal Statement?
If you are looking to write your personal statement, try our FREE Personal Statement editor that will…
ps-3 Why Do I Need to Write A Personal Statement?
The UCAS application process may seem like a long-winded and large project that you spend a lot of time…
ps-4 How Do I Start Writing My Personal Statement?
If you are looking to write your personal statement, try our FREE Personal Statement editor that will…
ps-5 What Are Personal Statements?
What is a personal statement? The personal statement that your teachers, friends and tutors are referring to is…
personalstatement How To Write The Best Personal Statement?
If you are looking to write your personal statement, try our FREE Personal Statement editor that will…

Postgraduate

All / University advice / Postgraduate

masters What is a Master’s degree?
A Master’s qualification is a postgraduate degree course that students can do once they obtain an undergraduate degree. It…
mba What is an MBA?
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree course is internationally recognised and allows individuals to obtain the skills needed…
phd-cover What is a PhD? What is a Doctorate degree?
A Doctorate qualification, or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/DPhil) is the highest academic level an individual can achieve. These…

Student Bank Account

All / University advice / Student Bank Account

How to save money as a student How to save money as a student
The biggest challenge you will come across is handling your finances when at university. If you live…
14 Understanding Student Bank accounts
Becoming a university students requires more than reading a textbook and sometimes completing an essay for coursework. It somehow…
bsba Best Student Bank Account
There are lots of different student bank accounts available. The best accounts are always difficult to pick…
natwest Natwest Student Account
Natwest is one of the fastest growing and one of the most popular banks in the UK. Natwest has…
lloyds Lloyds Student Account
Lloyds has always been one of the most popular banks in the UK. It is one of the “Big…
sant2 Santander Student Account
Santander has always been one of the most popular banks in the world. One of the banks that has…

Student Budgeting

All / University advice / Student Budgeting

nus The NUS Card – save away!
One of the greatest perks of being a student is the discount that comes with it, from cinema tickets…
146 Student Savers! – Take a peek at where you can save!
Being at university will guarantee you two things: a really good time and an empty bank account. Being poor…
137 Loyalty cards and sign-ups to save students money
Loyalty cards and sign ups can seem really annoying when shopping or browsing the internet, and…
69 Budgeting for First Years
University is expensive. The books, food shopping and bills are a lot to handle all at…
49 Why learning to cook before university is a good idea
When you move out from home, one of the biggest challenges is to come to grips with losing…
How to save money as a student How to save money as a student
The biggest challenge you will come across is handling your finances when at university. If you live…
howtocutstudentbills How to cut student bills
Bills are the most challenging responsibility you will encounter as a student, but we have
howtodealwithstudentloan How to deal with your student loan
Now that you are at university, started your course and received your student loan (hopefully) you are…
horizontal-running-1 Cheap exercise for students
Exercise is a great way to release endorphins and stress, however, becoming a student will tighten…
The extra stuff you can get as a student The extra stuff you can get as a student
Student life is one of the most exciting and best times that you’ll have, and one of the perks…
How to master food shopping as a student How to master food shopping as a student
Students who have moved out and made the giant leap into adulthood might find it’s difficult to master food…
Cheap options for undergraduates Cheap options for undergraduates
A discipline that all students need to master is the ability to source out cheaper options and to make…
Undergraduates 101- Student budgeting Undergraduates 101: Student budgeting
A tough lesson for all undergraduate students is to learn the art of budgeting – it doesn’t naturally appear…
main What you need to know about student finance
Applying to university and mapping out your future are both learning experiences themselves, and this all happens before your…
32 Student budgeting tips
Becoming a student offers most young people many opportunities, from learning new things to accepting a handful of new…
14 Understanding Student Bank accounts
Becoming a university students requires more than reading a textbook and sometimes completing an essay for coursework. It somehow…
6 Understanding student bills
Understanding student bills can be difficult and what the term actually means is even more confusing! Student bills can…

Student Discounts

All / University advice / Student Discounts

nus The NUS Card – save away!
One of the greatest perks of being a student is the discount that comes with it, from cinema tickets…
146 Student Savers! – Take a peek at where you can save!
Being at university will guarantee you two things: a really good time and an empty bank account. Being poor…
137 Loyalty cards and sign-ups to save students money
Loyalty cards and sign ups can seem really annoying when shopping or browsing the internet, and…
The extra stuff you can get as a student The extra stuff you can get as a student
Student life is one of the most exciting and best times that you’ll have, and one of the perks…
u%cc%88ber Uber Student Discount
Uber has slowly but surely taken over the UK. Seen by many as one of the best replacements for…
deliveroo Deliveroo Student Discount
Deliveroo is fast becoming one of the biggest and one of the best delivery options available in the UK….
schuh Schuh Student Discount
Schuh is an incredibly popular footwear brand in the UK. It has been a popular shoe retailer…
next Next Student Discount
Next is a clothing store in the UK, it is one of the most popular stores that the UK…
topshop Topshop Student Discount
Topshop is one of the most popular clothing brands and accessories shops in the UK and is the companion…
riverisland River Island Student Discount
River Island is a clothing store in the UK. One of the biggest shops, it covers absolutely everything from…
boots Boots Student Discount
Boots is one of the biggest beauty and pharmacies in England. Boots provides you with all of the things…
spotify Spotify Student Discount
Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services that you can possibly find. It has all the…
nl New Look Student Discount
So you’ve stumbled across this page and are looking for some new look student discounts or a…
pcworld PC World Student Discount
PC World is one of the places that you’ll soon realise as a student will become a necessity at…
dom Dominos Student Discount
Ever find yourself searching for a dominos student discount so you can reap the rewards when munching away on…
topman Topman Student Discount
Topman is one of the most popular clothing brands and accessories shops in the UK. All of the best…
zara Zara Student Discount
Zara is a Spanish clothing retailer and has loads of different shops in the UK. You’ll soon have to…
currys Currys Student Discount
Currys is one of the biggest electronics stores in the whole of the UK. It’s one of…
hm H&M Student Discount
H&M has always been one of the biggest and one of the most popular clothing stores in…
superdry Superdry Student Discount
Superdry is one of the biggest and most popular clothing stores in the United Kingdom. A clothing store like…
superdrug Superdrug Student Discount
Superdrug is one of the biggest and one of the best beauty and health shops in the UK. Being…
justeat Just Eat Student Discount
Just Eat is one of the best things to happen to students. Being a student can be difficult as…

Student Finance

All / University advice / Student Finance

managingyourfinances Managing your student finance
If you’re thinking of heading to university in September 2013, then you, like many other potential undergraduates, will have…
Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 12.24.54 Bursaries and Scholarships: The Lowdown
Studying a degree is expensive, but, fortunately a lot of this you can pay back later…
1006 Student Loans explained
When you apply to university, you may think that all of the stress of applications is over; think…
howtodealwithstudentloan How to deal with your student loan
Now that you are at university, started your course and received your student loan (hopefully) you are…
image Do tuition fees actually matter?
After the 2010 UK elections, university tuition fees notoriously raised to up to £9,000 a year from £3,000. The…
screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-09-08-00 Should cost affect your university choices?
Choosing which university to attend for three years is a difficult choice, and it involves more thought than if…
studentfinance When to apply for Student Finance?
When students begin the application process student finance is usually at the back of their mind, because of all…
scholarships Uni Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries
With the cost of going to university soaring, a little bit of extra money to help you on the…
finance Applying for Student Finance
If you are entering higher education you may be eligible for help with your tuition fees, living costs and…

Studying Abroad

All / University advice / Studying Abroad

feaetured Make the most of University: Travel, trips & tours
University = the best years of your life. Period. The thought of not making the most of your three…
i7 A survey on students who are studying abroad
A survey of 1,588 UK undergraduates lead by the UK Higher Education International Unit and the British Council, found…
switzerland Studying In Switzerland
Universities in Switzerland are notorious for their excellent education system. When you pair this with relatively low tuition fees, studying…
sweden Studying In Sweden
Studying in Sweden offers students a world-class education at a fraction of the price of other European countries. The…
portugla Studying In Portugal
Portugal is a beautiful country and has a long history when it comes to higher education. If students opt…
italian Studying In Italy
Italy is a country rich in history and culture. It has long been associated with educational excellence which is…
iceland Studying In Iceland
Iceland offers a brilliant university system, a high quality of life and a stunning landscape. From glaciers to volcanoes,…
france Studying In France
France offers tuition fees that are significantly lower than in the UK. Before students shout au revoir and jump…
finland Studying In Finland
With its free tuition fees and league-topping universities, Finland is a desirable country for prospective students.  Situated in Northern…
denmark Studying In Denmark
With its non-existent tuition fees and high number of English taught degree courses, Denmark is a popular choice for…
health-insurance European Health Insurance
European Health Insurance will be vital for any prospective students wishing to study abroad in Europe. Health insurance will…
staying-in-touch How Do I Stay In Touch With Family and Friends In The UK?
When students move away to university in the UK, they may only see their friends and family from home…
cost-of-studying-abroad How Much Will It Cost To Study Abroad?
One aspect that may deter students from studying abroad is the cost. Studying for a degree course overseas is…
learnabout-studying-abroad Learn About Studying Abroad In Europe
If you’re considering moving abroad to study, you’ll need to conduct a lot of research to ensure this is…
staying-safe-abroad Staying Safe When Studying Abroad in Europe
Undoubtedly your friends and family will be worried about you when you move abroad, so here are some tips…
backup-plan Study Abroad Back Up Plan
Studying abroad can be the opportunity of a lifetime, however, in some cases unexpected things can happen and it…
language-barriers Understanding Language Barriers
Studying abroad can offer students so many wonderful experiences and opportunities, however, potential students need to realise that language…
student-baggage Moving University Student Luggage Abroad
Moving your belongings abroad can end up more stressful than you first anticipated. Once the excitement of moving abroad…
student-paperwork What European Student Paperwork Do You Need?
As an EU citizen you can live in any EU country if you are; studying for more than three…
living-abroad-what-to-do What To Do When Living Abroad In Europe
Studying for a degree in another country not only offers potential students the chance to obtain a qualification but…
study-abroad-where Where Do I Want To Study In Europe?
The main decision you will need to make is what country, city or place you would like to conduct…
study-abroad-why Why Do I Want To Study In Europe (Abroad)?
  The opportunity to study abroad, and especially in Europe, is more possible than…
london-skyline Want to study in the UK?
The UK is known for hosting some of the best universities and colleges in the world which is why…
study-abroad Thinking of Studying Abroad?
Deciding whether to study abroad or to attend university at home can be an incredibly difficult decision. Studying in…

Teacher Advice

All / University advice / Teacher Advice

ox-2 Advising Your Students to Study Abroad
Ever since the rise in tuition fees, studying abroad has become an appealing option for college and sixth form…
ox Explaining Russell Group Universities To Your Students
Between studying for their A Levels and deciding which degree course appeals to them most, students have very little…
img What is Clearing and Adjustment?
Results day is a stressful time for any sixth form or college student. After an entire summer of uncertainty…
img2 Guiding Students Through the Steps of Clearing
If one or more of your students missed out on the grades they needed for a university place they…
img1 Advising Students With Poor A Level Results
A Levels are the most common way to get into university but there are other options your students can…

UCAS

All / University advice / UCAS

uni-information-uni-adivce What you need to know about UCAS Extra
Ucas Extra is a service for students who have applied to universities via Ucas, and have either not received…
UCASapplicationthejargonexplained UCAS Application: The Jargon explained
With students researching universities and narrowing down their choices to decide which university they want…
How to make your UCAS application stand out How to make your UCAS application stand out
Its UCAS season which can be the toughest time for any student, especially when you’re trying to make your 
ucassendoff What happens after you send off your UCAS application?
Congratulations! You have finished your UCAS application which you’ve been slaving over for what feels like forever! Now what…
ucas What is UCAS Track?
The whole university application process is most of the time a big headache. However, we understand how…
ucas UCAS application to-do list
As the UCAS deadline is drawing closer students should overlook their application to ensure it is in the best…
image5 How to use Adjustment on UCAS
Adjustment is a process which students register on their UCAS Track profiles giving them the chance to change their…
image6 How to use Clearing on UCAS
Clearing is a process that allows students to view which courses have places remaining after results day. Students can…

Uni Information

All / University advice / Uni Information

univeristycourse Choose the right University and Course
Does it matter if the nightlife at your university is not in the top 25? Probably not. Far more…
Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 10.53.25 Do you need to take your car to university?
Starting university and moving away seems very grown up and the beginning of the next stage…
69 What about a student Internship?
Internships are great for students as they usually don’t require a significant amount of dedication or…
65 Universities and entry requirements
A good place to start when comparing university courses is to look at the entry requirements, they can…
Why planning at university is going to help Why planning at university is going to help
Organisation isn’t a trait that every person, colleague and student has, however, planning at university is going…
Feeling homesick at university Feeling homesick at university
Feeling homesick at university is very natural, especially if you are moving away. We have some suggestions on…
placementconsdier What if my course has a placement?
Are you worried if your course has a placement? Does your course involve a
howtomanageworkingandstudying How to manage working and studying
Studying and working at the same time, even if they are both part-time is a struggle….
image Do tuition fees actually matter?
After the 2010 UK elections, university tuition fees notoriously raised to up to £9,000 a year from £3,000. The…
Don't be scared about university admission interviews University Admission interviews
Applying to university is a difficult and stressful process with or without admission interviews and tests. However,…
degree Is having a placement good for your degree?
The vast amount of courses available to take can make it difficult to choose what one suits…
Applying-To-University--Are-Open-Days-Important Are Open Days important?
Open days are a vital part of the process of applying to university. A lot of students do not…
main Should students pick a course directed at a career?
When students start to think about university and what they want to do in the future it…
screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-09-08-00 Should cost affect your university choices?
Choosing which university to attend for three years is a difficult choice, and it involves more thought than if…
main What are the different types of offers from universities?
Students around the U.K. are biting their nails, stressing out and refreshing their web browser in suspense as they…
UC-Image2_Unio What should I do at a uni Open Day?
A university open day isn’t just a chance for you see where you’ll be sleeping for the next three…
main What you need to know about student finance
Applying to university and mapping out your future are both learning experiences themselves, and this all happens before your…
29 How to prepare for university
For the majority of students who have recently sat their A Level and BTEC exams at college or sixth…
study-tips Advice on living at home during university
Young adults choosing to begin their journey at university a may have already overcome several tough decisions, from what…
articl32 Moving away to university
The majority of prospective students who have recently received their A Level and BTEC qualifications will consider
art Dealing with anxiety at university
The hype of Fresher’s week hums throughout the dorms, library shelves and the university campus the first few days…
studntdebt Understanding Student Debt
Studying at university can be an expensive experience, and for some young individuals, the first practice of dealing with…
lifestyle-healthy Understanding Mental health at university
Anna Savage, a student at Queen’s university was a typical young individual who looked forward to start the journey…
Untitled-3 What A-Levels do you need for university?
Prospective candidates will need to research their desired courses to understand what A-levels and grades they need to get…
learningdifficulties Attending university with a learning difficulty
Individuals who have learning difficulties or disabilities may find the university academic experience daunting, whether they have dyslexia, dyspraxia,…
unilecture What is a university lecture like?
Undoubtedly, when prospective candidates dream about attending university, they imagine all of the movies and television shows they know…
bestplacetostudy Where is the Best to Study in the UK?
When applying to university, students are always looking for the best places to study. This can be difficult as…
screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-09-08-53 What is it Like to Study Engineering at University?
What it’s like to study the course that they’re now doing. What are the usual pitfalls and clichés that…
screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-09-08-00 What is it Like to Study Business at University?
What it’s like to study the course that they’re now doing. What are the usual pitfalls and clichés that…
english What is it Like to Study English at University?
What it’s like to study the course that they’re now doing. What are the usual pitfalls and clichés that…
screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-15-34-49 What is it Like to Study Psychology at University?
What it’s like to study the course that they’re now doing. What are the usual pitfalls and clichés that…
screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-15-28-02 What is it Like to Study Medicine at University?
What it’s like to study the course that they’re now doing. What are the usual pitfalls and clichés that…
screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-11-27-00-2 What is it Like to Study Law at University?
What it’s like to study the course that they’re now doing. What are the usual pitfalls and clichés that…
uni-hock-bg Sport at University
Sports are available at university and It’s a chance to not only release a competitive streak held…
hnc What is a Higher National Certificate?
A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a qualification that focuses on ‘learning by doing’, meaning that students will have…
highereducationdiploma What is a Diploma of Higher Education?
A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) is similar to a Higher National Diploma (HND). A Diploma of…
hnd What is a Higher National Diploma?
A Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification uses studying and practical elements to prepare students for a particular job and/or…
certhe What is a Certificate of Higher Education?
A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) focuses on either a particular profession or job, or academic study. It is…
foundation What is a Foundation Degree?
A foundation degree is an academic qualification that integrates relevant work-based connected to a particular job or career sector….
bachelors-degree What is a Bachelor’s degree?
A Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree is an academic qualification designed to aid students to gain insight into a subject….
phd-cover What is a PhD? What is a Doctorate degree?
A Doctorate qualification, or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/DPhil) is the highest academic level an individual can achieve. These…
screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-09-58-46 Exam Revision Tips
The dreaded exam period can send even the most prepared students into panic mode. To help you through this…
healthy-eating Guide To Healthy Eating For Students
Moving to university doesn’t have to mean living on tinned beans and pasta for three years. Eating a nutritious,…
lifestyle-healthy Living a Healthy University Lifestyle
During your first year at university the pressures of studying combined with financial worries, a need to keep fit…
screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-12-51-58 Russell Group Universities
The Russell Group is a term that you may have heard your school teachers or friends mention when talking…
screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-13-01-20 University Alliance
University Alliance brings together a group of global universities that have a keen interest in science, technology and design….
mapping-future Mapping your future
Deciding what you want to do in the future is a daunting prospect and you should take your time…
degree-course Choosing a degree course
There are a lot of factors to consider before choosing a degree course. Studying a course for three years…
university Choosing the Right University
Before you start searching for a university, it’s important to have made a final choice on which
oxford-university Going to Oxford or Cambridge
Oxbridge is the term used for both Cambridge and Oxford universities. They are two separate institutions and are…
admissions-test Admissions Tests
Admission tests are similar to university interviews as institutions use these to determine whether…
entry-points Understanding UCAS Entry Points
UCAS entry points, or tariff points, is a points system which calculates a student’s grades into a final…
clearing&adjustment-advice Clearing & Adjustment Advice 2016
Clearing is a process for students who did not receive the grades they were predicted in their AS/A…
diability-bucas Disability-Based UCAS Applications
If you have a disability or a number of learning difficulties you should contact your university choices ahead of submitting the form…
ucas-application-3 UCAS Application
Applying to university can seem quite daunting, especially if you are unsure of how to apply. The UCAS…
screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-10-08-20 University Interviews
During the university application process, you may find yourself being invited to one or more institutions for a face-to-face…
open-days University Open Days
At  university open days you can expect to talk to tutors, lecturers and previous students who will offer advice…
movinginday University / Course Reassurance
Going to university is a daunting yet exciting experience for new students. There are a lot of important decisions…
certhe What is a Certificate of Higher Education?
A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) focuses on either a particular profession or job, or academic study. It is…
hnc What is a Higher National Certificate?
A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a qualification that focuses on ‘learning by doing’, meaning that students will have…
hnd What is a Higher National Diploma?
A Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification uses studying and practical elements to prepare students for a particular job and/or…
highereducationdiploma What is a Diploma of Higher Education?
A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) is similar to a Higher National Diploma (HND). A Diploma of Higher Education…
masters What is a Master’s degree?
A Master’s qualification is a postgraduate degree course that students can do once they obtain an undergraduate degree. It…
foundation What is a Foundation Degree?
A foundation degree is an academic qualification that integrates relevant work-based connected to a particular job or career sector….
mba What is an MBA?
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree course is internationally recognised and allows individuals to obtain the skills needed…