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Choosing a course

Which subject and which university? We help you decide

6 min read

The real story behind university entry requirements

Entry requirements may seem straightforward on paper, but in practice, there can be more than meets the eye. Find out just how universities use them.

23 November 2017

3 min read

What does the percentage of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

On Which? University you can see how many applicant received offers for that course last year. But what does the figure actually mean?

22 November 2017

5 min read

Should you study in London?

Are you being drawn to the bright lights of London? Before you jump on the train to Waterloo, this is what it's really like to study in the capital.

09 November 2017

5 min read

Help! I don't know what course to choose - what do I do?

So the one thing you know is that you want to go to university – the hard bit is deciding on what to study, and where. Here’s what you should be asking yourself…

01 July 2017

5 min read

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): what it means for you

How will the government's new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) affect your university decision and how much you'll pay in fees? Let's clarify things for you...

22 June 2017

7 min read

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): the ratings in full

Explore the official Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings for universities and colleges in 2017 - we've got the full list here.

22 June 2017

4 min read

Is a foundation degree right for you?

You may not have heard of foundation degrees, but if you’re looking for a flexible qualification that combines academic study with work-based learning - they could be for you

02 February 2017

4 min read

Is studying overseas right for you?

Leaving home to start university is a big move – going abroad to study is truly life-changing. Is it for you?

24 January 2017

4 min read

Which university is right for you?

Don't know which university to choose? To help you find the uni that's right for you, make sure you factor these things into your research...

05 January 2017

1 min read

Ucas application hacks - your cartoon guide

Get some handy university application tips AND have a giggle with these cartoons.

14 December 2016

3 min read

Massive Open Online Courses (Moocs) explained

Moocs – or Massive Open Online Courses - have taken off in the US and are now being embraced by UK universities. But how can you use them to get into higher education?

15 November 2016

4 min read

What do university league tables really tell you?

While there are a lot of university league tables out there, how useful are they really when it comes to choosing a course?

01 November 2016

3 min read

Best and worst university locations for crime

Where's the safest university setting in England and Wales? We take a closer look at the Complete University Guide's (CUG) annual crime survey…

07 October 2016

3 min read

What is the Russell Group?

You may have heard a university being described as belonging to the Russell Group – but what is it? A careers adviser and the Russell Group themselves explain.

01 October 2016

3 min read

Alternative university league tables

Yes, you may have heard of The Times or The Guardian uni league tables – but what other league table rankings exist?

26 September 2016

6 min read

Uni applicant diaries: students reveal their application secrets

How do you narrow those Ucas choices down to five? Year 13 student Ruby asks current university students how they did it.

16 September 2016

2 min read

Calculating Ucas points based on predicted grades

Search for courses based on the Ucas entry points you’re predicted to achieve. Find out how to calculate your points with our handy tables.

05 September 2016

6 min read

Studying abroad in Europe

A guide for British students looking to study in Europe, including where you can study, what you can expect to pay in fees, and more.

04 September 2016

5 min read

10 things to look for when comparing university courses

So you’ve decided on a subject to study at university, but how do you pick just five? Here’s how to narrow your options down.

30 August 2016

5 min read

Studying abroad: Australia

Study abroad in Australia and get both a world-respected qualification AND the ultimate Down Under-experience! Find out why so Australia is more than just kangaroos and surfing.

28 August 2016

3 min read

Choosing a university course: five academic factors to consider

From interesting lectures to high-quality libraries and labs, it’s important to find a university course that’s going to offer you a great academic experience.

28 August 2016

2 min read

How easy is it to switch courses once I’m at university?

If you really don't like the course you're doing, can you switch? We asked a few universities to see how they deal with this.

14 August 2016

4 min read

Choosing a uni course: five things students wish they'd considered

We asked first-year uni students to share what they now feel they should have considered before choosing their university course, but didn't. Here are the top five things they told us...

11 August 2016

3 min read

Uni applicant diaries: uni fairs and how to squeeze the most out of them

University fairs can be frantic and over way too quickly. Student Hannah shares some tips from her recent visit to one.

05 April 2016

5 min read

Uni applicant diaries: Ruby’s uni taster day

Year 12 student Ruby takes us behind-the-scenes at University of York’s English Literature taster day. 

04 April 2016

3 min read

Uni applicant diaries: how Lilly made her Ucas choices

A-level student Lilly explains how she has made her Ucas choices. Which two choices stood out to her, and why? What can you learn from Lilly's experience?

01 January 2016

2 min read

Uni applicant diaries: how Amelia made her Ucas choices

How does a self-confessed 'aspirational nutcase' navigate the Ucas process, especially when applying to the mega-competitive field of medicine? Student Amelia takes us on her application journey…

01 January 2016

5 min read

Studying abroad: USA

Is studying in the States your 'American Dream'? Read our full guide to studying at an American university.

28 August 2015

5 min read

Studying abroad: the Netherlands

Considering studying in the Netherlands? Here's everything you need to know including the rather different philosophy on entry requirements, Numerus Fixus, and student life in the country.

28 August 2015

4 min read

Studying abroad: Canada

Have you considered studying abroad in Canada? Learn more about this country which offers a high standard of education against jaw-dropping landscapes.

27 August 2015

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