Advice on researching universities and courses

Here, we've gathered tips and info from students, staff and alumni to give you an insight into whether university is right for you, and how to choose the right uni and course.

Which university is right for me?

There are over 100 universities in the UK but you can only apply to five in your UCAS application. How do you narrow it down and choose the right ones for you? 

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University jargon defined

Feel like university terminology is confusing? Join the crew! If you're struggling to get your head around all things u...

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Which course is right for me?

Sometimes having too many choices is worse than having none at all, and when it comes to choosing a uni course, there’s...

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Which type of course is right for me?

There’s lots to consider when you’re applying for university, and with so many subjects and course types on offer, ho...

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How to choose your university accommodation

Once you’ve settled on a university, it’s time to start thinking about making the big move! Universities usually have m...

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Can I get into uni with a BTEC?

When it comes to applying to most universities, having a BTEC Level 3 is no different to A Levels. If you’ve heard any...

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How to decide to go to university

Sitting on the fence trying to figure out if you want to go to uni or not? It's a big decision and you might not know ...

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Should I go to university or get a job?

Should you choose going to university or getting a job? Picking full-time work or university can be a big choice.  H...

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The steps of applying to uni

Thinking about applying to uni but don’t know where to start? From doing your research to submitting your UCAS applicat...

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Course entry requirements

There’s a lot to think about if you’re considering applying to uni, but one thing that is important to keep in mind is...

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Getting to BCU

Thinking about staying local when you go to uni? You won't be alone - 69% of our students come from the West Midlands....

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Finance benefits of being a uni student

Here are some of the financial benefits of being a uni student.

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Student support

The thought of going to university can be nerve-wracking. If you’re worrying about how you’ll settle in, keep up with ...

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The differences between school and university

It can be hard to know what to expect from a university experience when school or college is all you’ve ever known, so ...

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What is a degree apprenticeship?

Higher and degree apprenticeships are an exciting new way to gain a recognised qualification while working full-time a...

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What is a Personal Statement?

If you’ve done your research and decided you want to go to university, what happens next? You’ll need to prepare your a...

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Making offers for courses starting in academic year 2024/5

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