Personal statement advice: history

Writing a personal statement for history? We asked admissions tutors what they're looking for – and it's all down to demonstrating your interest over and above the syllabus.

A student's guide to Nottingham

Nottingham packs a punch when it comes to dining, shopping, nightlife, sport, and culture. But the city isn’t just about the new – it is steeped in history...

Personal statement advice: music

Writing a personal statement for music? Whether your musical interests lie in performance or music history, think engaging, detailed, and relevant to strike the right note with music admissions tutors.

Admissions tests

Some universities require you to sit an admissions test as part of the application process – discover the different types of assessment here.

Cambridge Pre-Us

Facts about Pre-U: who they are for, subjects, what's involved in taking one, and assessment and grades.

Career goals: Lawyer

Oxford graduate Anke takes the stand to testify on what the life of a lawyer is really like.

Career Goals: Playwright/Theatre director

How do you turn a passion for words into a career? London playwright and theatre director Lynette did just that, after finding inspiration from one author while studying English at university.

Case studies: apprenticeships

Discover real-life stories from current apprentices, including how they landed the role and what day-to-day life as an apprentice is like.