Before you start at a university or college you need to make sure you have everything ready, such as accommodation, finances, travel arrangements, books and equipment required for the course.
This section provides guidance to help you prepare for higher education and advice on where you can find further support.
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Things to think about before starting a higher education course.
Advice to help you manage your money successfully.
What your students' union may be able to offer you and links to students' unions at UK universities and colleges.
Where you can find help and support when you're at university or college.
Procedures to follow if you have a complaint about a university or college.
Preparing for student life and making changes.