The Getting Into Uni Guide
We can help you make the road to university clear for your students. Our guide covers university applications through to Freshers'...
Getting into uni - where to start
If you've got some spare tutor time to talk about university, why not pick one of the following key topics to discuss as a group. Then, encourage students to download the guide below for the facts they need.
- What subject? There are more than 30,000 degree courses on offer, covering everything from accounting to zoology.
- What's your study style? Degrees come in many shapes: full or part time, sandwich placement or year abroad, live at home or away.
- What's the price? Fees are around £9,000 in England while Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish students pay less, with loans repayable only after graduation. You’ll need to budget for living costs, too.
- What else can you gain? Think about what uni could offer in terms of extra-curricular activities, work experience, societies and sports.
- What career? 89% of graduates are in employment or further study after six months. According to job search engine Adzuna, university graduates can earn an average of £500,000 more in a lifetime.
The Getting into Uni guide is packed with straightforward, impartial advice, and practical tips for each step - including:
- A month-by-month calendar of what to do, when
- Researching courses and universities
- The Ucas application process explained
- Student finance fundamentals
- Revision, exams and results
- Accommodation and what to pack
- Freshers' week survival.