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Our resources have been carefully selected to help you make informed choices about your next steps, whether you want to choose university or an apprenticeship.


Interactive games to help you make informed choices about your next educational steps. With information about university modules, pathways, and student finance.


Our Life, University and EverythingTo Infinity, Choices and Beyond guides our a fantastic resource to discover everything to do with going to university.

Jargon Buster

We know there can be lots of confusing language around Further & Higher Education, which is why we have this tool to help.

Video Library

Explore our collection of self-directed video resources to use virtually.

Educational Pathways


Apprenticeships offer the chance to combine practical, on-the-job training as well as earning an income.


University offers many benefits, from gaining more specialised knowledge on a subject area you are passionate about to increased earning potential.

Higher Education Road Map






Here you will find resources on what to expect from a careers fair and information on finding the right career path for you.

Flying Start

Flying Start is jam-packed with information and activities that can help you plan the next steps in your education or training. Not only that, we’ve included lots of resources to help you prepare for life, study, and work after school. All to ensure you have the Flying Start you deserve!

This is fun, I never really thought about my skills and passions before and how to turn those into jobs in the future.

– Year 9 student

Empowering Student Voice

We have created this page where you will find a range of useful information and resources that relate to student voice in schools and beyond. These resources will be particularly useful if you are currently a member of a student council or would like to be in the future.

National Events

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We asked students at our events what they want to know about Higher Education, here is some of their questions:

How do you make friends at Uni?

There are many ways to make friends at university, at your accommodation, signing up to societies, sports teams, on your course and much more!

Watch the video linked below to hear about what students have to say about socialising at university.

what is the process to apply for uni?

Your college/sixth form careers advisor and your teachers will support you through the process of applying for university.

When you are in Year 12 during March – June you should start considering what you might like to study at uni. From July – Aug start drawing up a shortlist of universities and visit open days to help you choose your top choices.

When you are in Year 13 UCAS applications will open in September. Then from Oct – Nov you will need to submit your application, this will include your personal statement, interview process, and sometimes submitting a portfolio & auditions. In Jan UCAS applications close, and then as you go into spring you will start receiving conditional offers. From Feb -April you will need to decide your first, second & third choice. May is deadline for applying for student finance and then Aug is results day.

Click the link below to find information on applying late for university and clearing.


Your timetable at uni will look very different then what your current schedule for school or college/sixth form is. Usually you spend 10-15 hours at uni per week, this will include lectures, seminars or tutorials. However depending on what course you choose this can be more or less so worth checking the course information when researching.

You will also be expected to do around 30 -35 hours of independent study, this can include writing essays, project work, reading etc.

Do you ever worry about financial costs at uni?

For many students the freedom of independence when you start university goes hand in hand with also managing your finances for the first time, and it can be a cause for worry for many. However you are not alone in this feeling as many students will find themselves in the same position, in particular with the rise of the cost of living it has become more prevalent to understand your finances.

With all of this said there is many ways to make your finances more manageable, either through budgeting or supplementing your income. This could be from a part time job, applying for bursaries, scholarships or grants. There is lots of support available to help you with your finances, linked below is some helpful resources.

what grades do you need to go to uni?

You normally need to have at least five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 and at least a 5 in any specific subjects you would like to continue your studies in.

Different university courses will ask for different qualifications, so it is always a good idea to check on the institution’s website at the course requirements before you make your choice of where and what to study.

what does the accomodation look like at uni?

Your accommodation very much depends on what your about to financially afford.

Watch the YouTube video below to see a accommodation tour of University of Southampton. Most universities have accommodation tours on YouTube, so if you have a specific institution in mind try searching for it in YouTube.