University advice

Your guide to: The pros and cons of university

University can be an amazing experience, but it’s not for everyone. It’s also one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life – so it’s important to think carefully...  

Which university should I go to?

If you’ve come to this page, you’ll already have thought all about apprenticeships and school leaver programmes, and decided that university is the best option for you.  The bad...  

A step-by-step guide to choosing your student accommodation

So you’re off to university. But hang on a minute, isn’t there that small matter of where to live? While many universities offer accommodation on campus in there first year, you'll still have...  

Should I go to university?

University is by far the most popular next step for school and college leavers, and with so much attention focused on higher education, it can feel like it’s the only route open to you. But with...  

What University Degree Should I Do?

Knowing what degree you should do at university is a tough decision. Do you choose your strongest subject, or go for one that you've never studied before? Should you do a degree that is career-specific,...  

Not Going to University: What Other Options Do You Have?

The fact remains that university isn't for everyone. Even those who do have their sights set on higher education have at some point asked themselves "is university worth it?", particularly given the...  

What you Need to Know About Student Finance

As an A-Level student preparing for university, at some point, you'll need to address the issue of money. How will you finance your 3, 4 or 5 year course? Although it may not be at the top of your priority...  

Five Practical Alternatives to Going to University

It can be disheartening when you don’t get the exam results you want, especially if you have your sights set on university. In a previous blog post, we’ve covered some of the options that you...  

What Are the Russell Group Universities?

On this page, we list the 24 Russell Group universities, link to up-to-date rankings, and explain the benefits of studying at a Russell Group university. Who are the Russell Group Universities? Today,...  

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