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Choosing the best UK university & course

Our Careers and Higher Education advisory services are designed to take the stress out of career and higher education decision making, by building on careers guidance and research done in school.

Our team of expert university consultants will mentor your teenager throughout the UK university application process, enabling them to clarify their university and course choices, guiding them towards completing an effective UCAS application.

Our ​​university consultants will help with all aspects

The application process and our support cover topics such as below:

  • Selecting the right course to suit their learning styles, including contact time in lectures, the tutoring structure, course assessment process, content of course, availability of work placements, percentage of students securing work after graduation, are all important factors in ensuring success.

  • Making the most of university open day visits by asking the right questions of both lecturers and current students. You will be spending at least three years living and working in the location of your chosen university, so the environment must appeal.

  • Writing an effective personal statement for your UCAS application including planning well ahead to gain important work experience in advance. This includes making good use of gap year time so experiences gained will support your university application.

  • Advice when the university offers start to come in to ensure you are holding a first choice that is both desirable and attainable, as well as holding an insurance back-up offer on a course which you would be happy to attend, should your results not go entirely to plan.

  • Assistance when the A level results are published in August if you need advice on Clearing or resitting A levels.

Choosing sixth form subjects and career planning

Going to university should be a carefully considered process over several years, starting as early as year 9 or 10 at age 14 or 15, ensuring your teenager has a career plan in mind for gaining employment after graduation.

Our university consultants will guide your teenager through:

  • Choosing the right subjects to study at GCSE and A Level or whether the IB is the right choice. If necessary, advising on a change of school for sixth form.

  • Guide them in reviewing and evaluating their interests, personality traits, learning styles and ambitions, to allow consideration of appropriate careers and the right pathway to employment.

  • Help them to consider potential courses and universities of interest.

  • Assist them to put in place a schedule of visits to university open days during year 12 and guide them in evaluating the courses.

  • Give consideration and support in planning work experience.

  • Guide them in preparing their UCAS application, including writing their personal statement.

  • Giving your teenager the opportunity to apply early to the universities of their choice will free-up valuable time during the Autumn term of Year 13, to focus on their immediate academic studies, rather than completing last-minute applications.

  • If appropriate, offer advice and guidance on alternatives to university such as apprenticeships, internships or Further Education courses.

When it comes to applying to university it can be overwhelming trying to find the best course and the right university. Our expert team is here to help you find the perfect option for the next step in your education, call us today.

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