If you want to go on to study Higher Education (HE), you’ve come to the right place. Every year we send over 1,000 students off to HE institutions near and far studying a huge range of subjects.
The process kicks off with our Next Steps Fayre, which is held every March. You can expect to find around 50 HE establishments on site who will talk to you about the courses they offer and answer any questions you might have. There’s also a programme of talks from the general ‘Why go to University?’ to more specialist information about how to put together a portfolio for a creative course, or about all the different routes into teaching.
Then, your personal tutor will make sure you know how the system works, all about the timelines, what you need to do when, and how to get started. (They’ll also be the person writing your reference, so make sure they know all about your strengths).
Want to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary? Or apply to Oxford or Cambridge? You’ll have an early deadline, so you’ll get extra support. Visit our Honours Programme page for further info.
After this, we still have a lot of visitors from universities to help you as you progress your application. They’ll look over your personal statement and help you discover what to expect when you start.
Our careers advisors, Mary at Newcastle and Claire at Stafford, are here to support you through the application process. They’ll go through the process with you and then help you apply for you student loans.
You parents/carers are important too. We’ll invite them to an online event, and talk about the application process, the timelines and the finance, so that they’re behind you and can make sure you don’t miss any deadlines.
All that’s left is for you to work hard and get the results you need – but we’re here to help with that too. If anything goes wrong we’ll be here through the summer and on results days to help you look at your options.
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