University is an appealing option for many students after they complete their post-16 qualifications. This could give you an employability advantage too, especially if you’re going to be studying an industry-relevant subject with high technical content.
Students who want to progress on to university will need to apply through UCAS. Universities will advertise their degrees through their websites and UCAS. Throughout the year, there will also be the opportunity to visit universities during their open days and attend a number of guest lectures by Higher Education institutions.
Once a student has applied through UCAS they will be able to track their application and offers from their chosen universities.
The key benefits of university include:
- Wider employment opportunities
- Positive impact on society
- Graduate salaries
- Learn to become independent
- Cultural and social experiences
Even before you start studying at a college or sixth form you should consider your options carefully to ensure the right opportunities are available to you after you complete your studies. Use Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.
For detailed information about the financial support available to students go to Student Finance.
Going to university or college is one of the biggest investments you can make. Most students do not need to pay any tuition fees up-front, as they could be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan. There are also grants and loans to help with living costs, such as rent, food, books, transport and entertainment. It is likely that different institutions will charge different fees for similarly titled courses.
Therefore it is important that you are clear on how much you will be paying for the course prior to submitting an application. You can start by viewing these videos
For more information about Student Loans and to apply go to > Gov.UK
As part of the UCAS application process students are asked to complete a personal statement, explaining why they are a good candidate for their chosen course. A well written application may convince a university to make an offer, or invite a student to an interview. Many people find it difficult to write about themselves, particularly their own strengths. Therefore, it is important for students to consider their own personal development during their time at Rudheath, including participation is a range of enrichment opportunities. This will help build well rounded statement and CV.