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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'...

Our popular Getting into Uni guide, developed with our friends at The Student Room, is a great place to start when helping your students get to grips with university choices, applications, finances and more.

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.
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    What's inside?

    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.
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