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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accessing the full university experience

“University can be a roller coaster for all but none more than the VI student. On occasions I was overwhelmed. But I found ways of coping and put strategies in place that allowed me to enjoy my time at university and graduate with a first class honours 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

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 ‘Six Steps into Higher Education’ guide which covers everything you need to continue your educational journey. It’s based on the experiences of 30 young people with vision impairment who have made the transition into Higher Education.

Visit the TPT website to find out more

Guide Dogs – Starting university

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

Thomas Pocklington Trust – Applying for university (Higher Education)

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.

Watch her video on Thoma Pocklington Trust website

What is clearing

BBC Bitesize offers guidance to help you navigate the clearing system.

Visit the BBC Bitesize website to find out more

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

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

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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