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Choosing a course

Which subject and which university? We help you decide

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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…

05 March 2024

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Calculating Ucas points based on predicted grades

Universities will sometimes include Ucas Tariff points in their entry requirements. Here's how to work out your points from your predicted grades

29 February 2024

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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.

13 February 2024

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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

12 February 2024

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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.

02 November 2023

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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.

19 October 2023

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Nine things to look for when comparing university courses

There are hundreds of undergraduate courses to choose from, so how do you choose the right one?

17 October 2023

7 min read

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.

13 October 2023

2 min read

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.

13 October 2023

3 min read

What is the Russell Group? List of Russell Group universities

Here's what it means to be a part of the Russell Group – and a list of the universities involved

12 October 2023

3 min read

Choosing the right university city

Which university city will you call home for three years? Discover the right study destination for you with our tips and fun quiz.

05 October 2023

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Which university is right for you?

Not sure which university to choose? Be sure to factor these things into your research...

05 October 2023

3 min read

Think uni isn't for you? Here's how to decide

You have plenty of options, so don't feel forced to go to uni.

21 September 2023

3 min read

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 2024 are.

20 September 2023

8 min read

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.

18 September 2023

2 min read

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?

15 September 2023

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Highest-ranked universities in Clearing 2023

Need a uni place? Want a better one than your current offer? These top universities all have places in Clearing for 2023

05 July 2023

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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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New to The Uni Guide - how we can help you

We're here to guide you through your journey to university. Find out about the wealth of resources at your fingertips.

05 April 2019

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What are two-year accelerated degrees?

Accelerated degrees squeeze a full undergraduate course into two years and can save students money in the long run.

18 February 2019

3 min read

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

2 min read

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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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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