UCAS is the organisation that helps people into university and college. On the UCAS website students can search for courses, apply online and track applications.  There is also invaluable help for parents as well.

With thousands of courses and hundreds of providers to choose from around the UK, UCAS helps young people get into higher education

Firstly they have advice to help students decide what to study.

Then students can apply through for a huge range of courses, and check information on student finance and preparing for studies as well.

We strongly recommend that students visit potential universities to speak to staff and students and to find out more about the courses they are interested in.  Students can also take a tour of the campus and explore the local area.   For a full list of university open days please go to

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