Applying for university

Thinking about your next steps in education. Here you will find guidance to help you make the right decision for you. From choosing a degree, to tackling clearing, you’ll have it covered!

Applying for university

Thinking about your next steps in education. Here you will find guidance to help you make the right decision for you. From choosing a degree, to tackling clearing, you’ll have it covered!

Applying for university

Thinking about your next steps in education. Here you will find guidance to help you make the right decision for you. From choosing a degree, to tackling clearing, you’ll have it covered!

Thinking about uni…

studying medicine at Oxford

Tiri Hughes spoke to us as a third year medical student at Oxford University, she speaks to VICTA about how important it is, as a student with a vision impairment, to be your own self-advocate. She talks about her own educational path into medicine and how accessible she is finding her university studies.

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is university
for me?

“After finishing college, I decided I wanted to go to university to carry on doing Fine Art. However, I kept asking myself, did I really want to go to university or not. I had several questions floating around in my head. How did I know university was the right choice for me? What else could I do if not a degree?”

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why I chose the Open University

“My transitions officer mentioned the idea of distance learning, it was like a lightbulb moment for me. I realised that starting on that road would give me the opportunity to embrace my love of learning and work towards a degree without the anxiety that loomed over the thought of going to a university campus.”

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Guides for moving up to uni

Applying to uni…

Discover university with UCAS

Watch application clinics, personal statement workshops, careers showcases, taster sessions, and browse 100+ unis and employers. Everything you need to get your future plans on track.

Visit the UCAS website to find out more

Six steps to applying for university

Thomas Pocklington Trust created this handy guide covering everything you need to continue your educational journey. It’s based on the experiences of 30 VI young people who have made the transition into Higher Education.

Visit the TPT website to find out more

Applying to university – The Student Room

On this page you’ll find a stack of help and advice including forums and message boards from other students who may need some guidance, plus links to info on open days, student finance and more…

Visit the Student Room website to find out more

How to write a UCAS personal statement

What is a personal statement? Why is it important? How do I write one? Which guide you through what you should include in your personal statement, answer some common statement struggles and share statement examples for inspiration.

Visit the Which? website to find out more

Thomas Pocklington Trust – Step one: Your UCAS application

Thomas Pocklington Trust share helpful links to complete your UCAS application, plus considering declaring your vision impairment on your application.

Visit the Thomas Pocklington Trust website to find out more

Expert tips that will make any UCAS personal statement stand out

The British Science Association spoke to university insider expert, Jane Marshall of Imperial College London to discover her tips on making your university application stand out.

Visit the British Science Association website to find out more

Support for disabled students – UCAS FAQs

Here UCAS share the answers to the most frequently asked questions around support for disabled students while studying at university or college.

Visit the UCAS website to find out more

Undergraduate: Individual needs from UCAS

UCAS have created this resource to promote higher education as an inclusive environment where support can be provided to help you study.

Visit the UCAS website to find out more

Support for students in Scotland

Will Advanced Highers help me get into university? The Uni Guide helps you find the answers!

Visit the Uni Guide website to find out more

What is clearing?

Clearing is a system that matches university applicants who haven’t had an offer with institutions that still have unfilled places. BBC Bitesize offers guidance to help you navigate the system.

Visit the BBC Bitesize website to find out more

Getting ready to start…

Guide Dogs – Starting uni

To make sure you have a positive start in this new phase of your life, Guide Dogs can help you to prepare in advance.

Visit the Guide Dogs website

Unifrog webinars

Visit the website and scroll down to Uni-frog’s ‘Preparing for University’ webinars.

Visit the Unifrog website to find out more

University advice

All About School Leavers shares helpful guides on budgeting, loans, study and more.

Visit the All About School Leavers website

First-hand stories to help guide and inspire you!

Thomas Pocklington Trust share Sofia’s story as she talks about her experience of choosing a university, the challenges she encountered, the solutions she found and some top tips.

More on the TPT website

Lucy Edwards is a journalist, content creator and the 1st blind BBC Radio One presenter! Lucy shares her personal university experience on her YouTube Channel.

Visit Lucy’s YouTube channel

Graduate Eddy Eyad shares his advice on how to get the most out of university

Introduction and hello from Eddy!

Eddy’s tips on preparing for university life.

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Losing sight at university

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Life at univesity

Next steps

Off to uni soon? Find out more about univesity life in our 18 plus section and start preparing your next steps.

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