If you are considering studying in the UK, here are five reasons why you should. You can also create your UCAS Hub, where you'll discover the opportunities available in the UK, and be able to explore all your options.
The UK has a long history of providing world-class education and UK universities generally rank high in international university league tables and attract some of the world’s best academics.
British universities are globally known for helping students refine their critical and creative thinking skills and arming them with skills and experiences that will help them succeed in their chosen career.
Furthermore, UK universities offer specialised degrees, even at an undergraduate level. This is...
To be seen or not to be seen, that is the question when deciding between a university with small class sizes and a university with large class sizes
Applying for university is an exciting time in any person’s life, however choosing the right university can be very daunting. There are so many factors to consider when choosing where to apply. Are you choosing for sports clubs, for social societies, or for small or large class sizes and being known by a name not a number?
I have had the opportunity to study at a big university with large class sizes (approximately 300 students per class) and I currently attend a smaller university with small classes (approximately 70 students per class). In all honesty, each of them has given me a different experience and should not...
If you are an international student coming to study in the UK, your first day at university can be a little overwhelming so here are some tips for to get your through your first day.
How do I enrol?
Before you can start at university, you will need to enrol for your course. Every university has a slightly different way of doing this, but you will get an email or letter informing you of what steps you should take. Generally, in August you will be emailed your username and passwords, alongside instructions on how to access the registration area of your university website. It is important to complete pre-registration before your first day at university.
This has been a year like no other for young people receiving their results. As always, Skills Development Scotland’s Results Helpline will provide dedicated support when it opens on Tuesday 4th August.
Our Results Helpline offers advice, information and guidance for young people and their parents and carers from 8am on Results day.
Around 138,000 candidates across Scotland will receive their National, Higher and Advanced Higher results from SQA. SDS’s expert advisers will be on hand to discuss options and next steps including:
University and college courses
Confirmation and Clearing
Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships
The number to call is 0808 100 8000 and the Helpline is open on August 4th and 5th from 8am to 8pm, August 6th and 7th from 9am-5pm and August 10th to 12th from 9am-5pm....
We know that this year is different for those people receiving exam results so the National Careers Service’s Exam Results Helpline is available to help young people (and their parents or carers) that are receiving exam results in August. The helpline has professional careers advisers available to provide free, impartial advice and guidance on the different choices available which includes:
Skills, qualifications and subject choices
Re-sits and re-marks
Post-16 and Post-18 options, including gap years and re-sits/re-marks
Moving away from home
Vocational learning routes including diplomas, apprenticeships, SVQs and NVQs
Careers, employment and setting up in business
You can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser if you need advice on your next steps. The helpline will be open from 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to...
1. What are the key features and aptitudes of successful applicants?
Willingness to work hard, because you will be studying and doing a full-time job, as well as confident and mature to handle their responsibilities in the workplace. Academically, they can have different types of qualifications.
2. What are the biggest challenges for young people doing an Apprenticeship?
Just making enough time to do everything in the day calls for great time management skills.
As an apprentice, you are expected to work hard, and are given real responsibilities, a contract of employment, holiday, and sick pay – exactly the same as any other member of staff! You will also gain a qualification, and valuable skills and experience.
2. You will work towards a qualification.
You will be supported by a training provider (a university or college), that will help you achieve your qualification and make sure you complete your apprenticeship.
Fraudsters can take advantage of you when you’re at uni – learn how to help protect yourself with our handy podcast below! Whether it’s via your smartphone, laptop or other digital device, you’re always connected, for the serious work (study and revision!) as well as your social activity and for the most part, it’s great!
Unfortunately, it also exposes you to the threat of fraud and scams. From phishing to smishing, this podcast provides hints and tips of things to watch out for and how to protect yourself.
Hi everyone! My name is Gaia and I’m about to start my third year studying Psychology with Criminology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). Alongside my studies I regularly post university content on my YouTube channel – ‘Gaia Rose’. Ever since I started my channel back in September 2019, I have been helping thousands of students get to know not only NTU better, but also offer a realistic insight into student life at university. My channel covers a variety of different areas, from day in the life university vlogs to NTU-specific advice videos. I have also taken over NTU’s Instagram twice for their student takeovers.
In the recent months, I’ve been balancing my time revising for my second-year exams and filming videos for my channel. The current COVID-19 situation has already proven to be difficult for UK students such as myself, due to the vague government guidelines. Therefore, I cannot imagine how...
Graduation! This is something every student looks forward to from the day they start the degree! It isn’t just about the certificate and the qualification, but it is about celebrating your achievements, celebrations with the friends that became family, making lifelong memories in the form of pictures, and most importantly – throwing your cap in the air! Being an international student, I was very excited for my family to come over for my graduation celebration and they were equally excited to make their trip here just to know it was not happening this year. Many universities have cancelled their graduation ceremonies and some have organised virtual celebrations, but I am glad Swansea University is still hoping to have a graduation ceremony for every student who was to graduate this year, be it this year or the next and I am very excited for that time to come! Something very unique that Swansea University is designing for its graduates year is a digital year book to keep as a memento...