Too high to fly? But you can but TRY!
More and more people are entering Higher Education. An HE qualification may be achieved for personal fulfilment or maybe you're aiming for a more high-powered career. Whatever the reason the opportunity to realise your dreams and stretch your mind to achieve full potential has never been better. These sites make good jumping off points for an academic future. Whatever the reason, it is all within your reach!
Universities & Colleges Admissions Service
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is the UK's central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to full-time first degrees, HNDs and university diplomas. The mission of UCAS is to promote a partnership between prospective students and universities and colleges. UCAS believe that everyone in the UK, whatever their age or background, deserves access to up-to-date information about study possibilities at colleges and universities. The good news is that the UK has more courses to choose from than any other country in Europe!
Web site: UCAS
The National Union of Students
Even if you are not yet a student the NUS is well worth contacting as they really are the student experts in the UK and tell it like it is. They have no government, commercial or academic line to follow.
Their aim is "to improve constantly the lives and experiences of students in the UK by ensuring their voice is heard and effectively represented." The NUS is one of the largest student organisations in the world and represents around five million students in further and higher education throughout the UK. They provide research, representation, training and expert advice for individual students and Students' Unions.
Web site: NUS Online
Looking for a course? Have a college in mind? Need some student finance? Hotcourses is the UK's largest and most accurate database of educational opportunities. Use Hotcourses to search and apply for courses in the UK using the largest and most accurate course database available. Hotcourses and UCAS also bring you a comprehensive guide to everything you need when planning and organising your student finances.
Web site: Hot Courses
Aimhigher - of course you can!
Think that University is way above you? Well you should aim higher. They think so anyway. All the information you need to get started on the road to University. The site has clear and concise answers to frequently asked questions together with a wealth of advice on subjects such as careers and courses you may not have considered. The site is not age specific and considers both the student and parent too!
Web site: Aimhigher