Year 13 thinking of HE
Deciding on a course at university or college?
Think about the ...
- skills and abilities you want to achieve
- exam results you are likely to get
- distance that you are prepared to travel and the cost of living there.
Student finance explained
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Check out other videos from Student Finance, find out about HE opendays on our events calendar and for a more detailed (one hour) explanation, watch the MoneySavingExpert.com video - it explains the amount individual students get and how the loan repayment works for individuals.
Unifaqs - entry 2020 frequently asked questions about higher education - published March 2019 - it contains information about higher education qualifications, who can go, where you can go, how to choose the right course, finance and how to apply
- Visit the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website to see the full range of information on courses, including entry requirements and how to apply. Look in events on UCAS for information about open days
- Find out about fees, loans and money for study and check out what you are entitled to using the Student Finance Calculator. Check out the web links under More to explore on the right
- Looking for a scholarship or bursary? Find out who's offering funding
- Students with special educational needs or disabilities may be able to receive Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs). Advice on higher education for students with disabilities, as well as many other things, is available from the Disabled Students helpline run by Disability Rights UK, which also provides an email advice service
- If you have claimed asylum in the UK, find out about a range of help on the Student Action for Refugees (STAR) website
- Thinking of science and engineering? Research time in industry before or during your course
- Most students study full-time but it is possible to study part-time, including learning at home, for example with the Open University
- Thinking of applying for Oxford and Cambridge - tips on Oxbridge interviews and in this video
Timing is important. Not sure when to start?
- Our Year 13 considering HE calendar will help you start planning and make sure you don't miss out (69kb PDF)
- Want to delay going to uni? Check out Gap Year options
- ThinkUni is a government funded digital assistant to help you think about unis most suited to you and see what your future earnings could look like
Also check out higher and degree apprenticeships
IMPORTANT! If you are thinking about leaving school/college, see your careers adviser first for advice on all your options
Need to contact us?
Your C&K Careers school or college careers adviser can help and advise you – get in touch with the careers team in school/college.
- Ring 01484 242000 and ask for your careers adviser by name or press '0' to speak to someone who can help
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Page updated October 2018