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Choosing a course

Which subject and which university? We help you decide

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Eight common myths around Clearing

Clearing doesn't have to mean settling for second best – for many students it can be the gateway to something even better.

28 July 2022

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Is a higher or degree apprenticeship right for you?

Like the idea of graduating in a cap and gown, while also having several years of work experience in the bag and no debts to pay off? A degree apprenticeship could be the answer…

12 July 2022

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What degree, subject or course should I study at university?

Don't know what to study at university (or where to do it)? Figure out the right course or subject for you, plus tips on choosing a uni.

07 July 2022

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Highest-ranked universities in Clearing 2022

Need a uni place? Want a better one than your current offer? These top universities all have places in Clearing for 2022

05 July 2022

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Applying for a course with higher entry requirements than predicted?

Are your predicted grades too low for your desired degree course? We look at how strict university entry requirements are and whether you should still apply.

15 June 2022

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The real story behind university entry requirements

University entry requirements may seem straightforward on paper, but in practice, there can be more than meets the eye. Find out how universities use them including how flexible they can be.

15 June 2022

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Where to start with applying to uni

In Year 12 and beginning to think about uni? Here's what you need to know.

26 April 2022

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What are university fairs and how can you squeeze the most out of them?

Here's how to make the most of your time at a Ucas exhibition

24 February 2022

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Calculating Ucas points based on predicted grades

Do you know what Ucas points are and how to calculate them? Find out how to calculate your points based on your predicted grades with our handy calculators.

26 January 2022

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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...

12 January 2022

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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.

12 January 2022

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Nine things to look for when comparing university courses

There are hundreds of undergraduate courses to choose from. How do you compare courses? How do you choose the right university? Read our degree comparison guide.

11 January 2022

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10 unusual degree courses

Interested in a more ‘unique college degree’? From circus skills to DJing, these interesting degrees are happening right now at current universities.

11 January 2022

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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.

11 January 2022

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I want to go to uni but I don't know what to study

Choosing a university degree can be difficult - consider your interests, aspirations and strengths.

06 January 2022

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What do university league tables really tell you?

Do you understand what university league tables tell you? Work out what UK university rankings show, and what the university league tables for 2022 are.

09 November 2021

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What is a red brick university? List of red brick universities

What are the red brick universities and how did they get their name? Most importantly, should it make a difference when choosing where to study?

31 August 2021

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How to choose a uni to study a Master’s

How to find a university to study your Master's postgraduate degree

09 February 2021

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What is University Alliance?

University Alliance represents a group of professional and technical universities. Find out more about what it does and who's a member...

06 January 2021

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

How does the government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) affect your university decision and how much you'll pay in fees?

07 July 2019

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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): the ratings in full [updated for 2019]

Explore the official Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings for universities and colleges in 2019 – we've got the full list here.

07 July 2019

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New to The Uni Guide - how we can help you

From Year 9 to university graduates, we're here to guide you through every Higher Education decision you make. Find out about the wealth of resources at your fingertips.

05 April 2019

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

Thinking about changing university course? Read our advice for anyone wanting to switch subject or uni.

03 March 2019

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What are two-year accelerated degrees?

Accelerated degrees, which squeeze a full undergraduate course into two years, will be rolled out further from September 2019. Learn more about these fast track courses, including how current students rate them for money-saving in the long run.

18 February 2019

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What is The Russell Group? List of Russell Group Universities

What is The Russell Group? Find a list of the Russell Group universities and find out everything you might want to know about Russell Group.

03 January 2019

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Quick guide: student rights on your university course

Feel you’re being treated unfairly by your university? Learn what your student rights are when it comes to course changes, cancelled lectures and making a complaint – as well as your responsibilities.

06 November 2018

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

Struggling to choose a university course? This is what students told us they wish they’d known.

11 June 2018

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Best and worst university locations for crime

Concerned about safety while away at uni? Our list reveals the best and worst locations for university crime rates in the UK.

06 June 2018

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Living with autism: becoming an apprentice

An apprentice with autism tells us how a software engineering apprenticeship route was the right choice for his career.

27 April 2018

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Living with autism at uni: how to apply

Fewer than one in four school leavers with autism stay in further or higher education, but times are changing. Universities are taking steps to encourage autistic students to apply - if that's you, here's how to decide.

02 February 2018

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