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Choosing a course

Which subject and which university? We help you decide

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Studying abroad: USA

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

28 August 2015

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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

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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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How Moocs can help #2: choosing a uni course

A free online course could give you the taster you need to finally decide on the degree course you want to do. Online course provider FutureLearn explains more...

26 May 2015

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How Moocs can help #1: deciding on university

How can a Mooc help you decide if university is right for you? Online course provider FutureLearn explains...

26 May 2015

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Keeping checks on university standards – an insider look

You’ll be regularly assessed as part of your degree studies, but ever wondered who’s assessing the assessors? QAA is there to do just that – here’s what’s involved.

05 October 2014

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What do student satisfaction scores really tell you?

Student satisfaction scores can help you understand what current students think about their uni experience. NUS explain what student satisfaction scores reveal…

05 September 2014

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Why do some courses sound similar, but have different names?

There are thousands of similar courses with lot of the different-sounding names on Ucas. Here’s how you can read between the lines.

14 August 2014

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How much face-to-face time with tutors should you expect?

How many hours will you be in lectures or in one-to-one sessions with your subject tutors? It all depends on the course, but expect a big shift from school days…

10 June 2014

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Choosing a university [video]

Not sure which university course to choose? Our video reporter asked university applicants what and where they've chosen to study, and why...

31 March 2014

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In numbers: how the uni applicants of 2014 made their choices

We asked 1,000 of this year's university applicants how and why they made their course choices – here's what they told us.

18 March 2014

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Uni applicants 2014: how and why you made your choices

We asked you how you made your university choices and which factors really counted. Here's what you told us...

11 March 2014

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Disabled access at university – top tips on what to look for

Here's how to find out about the disabled access at universities and what else to consider before applying.

20 February 2014

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Should you choose an accredited course?

Studying a course that's been accredited by a relevant body could give you a headstart when it comes to getting a job within that particular industry.

16 December 2013

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What is the 1994 Group?

Like the Russell Group, the 1994 Group is another prestigious group of universities though it is no longer active. Take a look here to find out more about this previous group.

15 October 2013

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Part-time students: 10 things you need to know

Does the idea of becoming a part-time student appeal? Flexible options are often on offer from universities and colleges - here's how to weigh up those part-time possibilities.

08 May 2013

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What is UKADIA?

Want to study a creative course? UKADIA is a group of arts and design institutions from across the UK's higher and further education sectors - here’s a list of the members…

30 January 2013

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Top universities for graduate starting salaries [2012]

Revealed: the top universities for graduate starting salaries. See which universities produce the highest earning graduates after six months and - of course - how much they're earning.

27 November 2012

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What is University Alliance?

University Alliance is a group of ‘business engaged’ universities. Take a look here to find out more about what they do and who's a member.

30 October 2012

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What is the Million+ Group?

Million+ Group is a public policy think tank made up of universities. Take a look here to find out who's a member..

30 October 2012

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Is a distance learning course right for you?

More flexible, accessible and affordable - could distance learning be right for you? As the biggest distance learning providers in the UK, the Open University explains more.

10 September 2012

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What is GuildHE?

GuildHE is an organisation that universities and colleges can choose to become a member of. Take a look here to find out what the GuildHE is and who's a member.

14 August 2012

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Performing arts students: top tips to help you choose a course

If you’re applying to a performing arts course such as drama, dance or music the application process will be different to many other courses. Find out more here…

14 August 2012

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Further education college versus university: how do degree studies differ?

They both have the same end result – a degree (hopefully!) – so how does study differ between a further education college and a traditional university? Here’s how.

14 August 2012

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