It is never too early to start considering whether university will be the right path for your career aspirations. Considerations include whether a degree is necessary for your future career, whether you want to move away to university or stay at home and what type of university would suit you best.
In Year 12, students take part in 'UCAS Week' where there are visits to universities, guides to UCAS and student finance and support and advice about the whole university application process.
Unifrog is an excellent place to start when looking for information concerning universities and the courses that they offer. You can use the 'subjects library' to see what university course could be right for you. The UK universities search tool also allows you to compare university courses to see how they match up against each other. You will also use Unifrog as a part of the UCAS process to develop your personal statement and references.
Below are some links that you may find useful to use in addition to Unifrog. Remember, there is also the option of studying abroad!
- www.ucas.com – Search for undergraduate courses and complete your application process.
- https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/applying-for-uni - Help with all aspects of university applications
- https://www.gov.uk/student-finance – Student finance information.
- www.opendays.com – University open days.
- www.skill.org.uk – National bureau for students with disabilities.
- https://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/ - A group of the leading 25 UK universities.
- www.guardian.co.uk/education/higher-education – University ranking tables and subject profiles.
- https://discoveruni.gov.uk/ - Is uni right for you and compare universities.
- thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk – A guide to universities and university life in the UK
- www.bmat.org.uk – Biomedical admissions test (BMET) applies to medicine, veterinary medicine and related courses at certain institutions.
- www.lnat.ac.uk – National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) applies to all applications to undergraduate law degree at certain universities.
- www.ukcat.ac.uk – UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) for medical and dental schools.
- www.admissionstests.cambridgeassessment.org.uk - Thinking Skills Assessments for applicants to computer science, economics, engineering and natural sciences at cambridge universities (not all colleges).
- www.erasmus.ac.uk – European study opportunities as part of a UK degree course.
- www.fulbright.co.uk – Information and advice about studying in the USA.
- www.acu.ac.uk – Website for the association of commonwealth universities – provides information on studying abroad.
- www.hotcoursesabroad.com – Details of part-time and holiday jobs aimed at students.
- www.astarfuture.co.uk - English taught degrees in Europe
- https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/gap-years/180-how-to-have-a-well-planned-gap-year - Gap year advice
- www.yini.org.uk – year in industry provides talented young people with paid degree relevant work placements.
- www.yearoutgroup.org – Association of gap year providers offering information on opportunities in the UK and overseas.
- www.gapwork.com – Information about gap year jobs, volunteer placements and seasonal work abroad.