Use the Connexions library at school, college or your local Connexions centre to find out more information. See the useful resources listed below. Higher education books can also be borrowed from The Aimhigher Travelling library. Contact Aimhigher on 01905 855252 for more information.
The UCAS site www.ucas.com has all the information you need, from choosing a course to how to apply, and more. The course search facility can be fine-tuned to focus on subject, geographical area, university/college, or course code. Information provided includes financial details of what grants and bursaries are on offer from the different universities. The site has links to all university and college websites, which carry more information about course content, assessment info etc. During August and September the site will give clearing information, listing all the unfilled university and college places. Your application will be made using UCAS Apply and the progress of your application including offers can be viewed using Track.
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ.
Tel: 01242 222444 for general enquiries
Conservatoires UK Admissions Service for practice-based music courses. Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ. Tel: 0870 1122208 (enquiries). www.cukas.ac.uk
Choosing your degree course and university (Brian Heap -Trotman) A quick and easy reference source to all major university degree courses offered in the UK, which also examines how courses differ between institutions etc.
Degree course offers (Brian Heap -Trotman) Brian Heap's book includes tables which outline points and grades needed for particular courses. There is also advice on completion of the Personal Statement, typical interview questions and special features of courses.
www.foundationdegree.org.uk - for information on foundation degrees.
Into Higher Education (Skill: National Bureau for students with disabilities) For more advice or help you can contact Skill on Freephone 0800 3285050 or minicom 0800 68 2422.
'Progression to - ' series (UCAS) Application Guides to competitive subject areas - Art & Design, Economics, Finance & Accountancy, Engineering & Mathematics, Medicine & Dentistry, Law, Health & Social Care, and Teaching.
www.prospects.ac.uk The Careers Services Unit (CSU) provides subject-specific ideas on what you can do with your degree or HND.
Prospectuses/alternative Prospectuses University and college prospectuses provide useful information about the institution. Alternative prospectuses, written by students at the institution, may also be available from the students' union.
University and college entrance - the big guide (UCAS) The authoritative source of information for all universities and colleges. CD lists entry requirements for single, joint and multiple subject degrees plus entry statistics. Book has profiles on each UCAS institution with details of size, accommodation, costs etc.