Researching universities and courses

Researching your options

Making decisions about your future is never easy. Between deciding whether university is right for you, which course to study and where to live it's hard not to be stressed and confused by the situation. 

That's why we've asked our experts and current students about everything applying to university entails. From making that first decision about your future career, all the way through to your living situation.

Important dates

January 26

Apply now 2022 entry UCAS application deadline

February 25

UCAS Extra UCAS Extra opens for applications

June 30

Application deadline Submit your firm and insurance choices

July 5

Clearing You can now apply through Clearing

August 9

SQA results day Students receive their SQA results

August 18

A Level results day Students receive their A Level results

August 18

Hotlines open Clearing/Adjustment hotlines open

Advice on researching your options

Should I go to university?

We take you through the reasons university could be right for you.

Find out

How do I pick which uni to go to?

Take a look through our advice on how to pick the right university.

Choose a uni

How do I pick which course to do?

Your course choice super important - take our quiz to find your course.

Choose a course

Thinking about commuting?

Moving away from home isn’t for everyone and commuting can be a cheaper alternative to living in student accommodation. Check out our reasons why staying at home can be a great choice!

Commuting tips