Adult nurse

Adult nurses are expert members of a medical team. They plan and deliver vital treatment for a wide range of patients with different needs and conditions.

Mental health nurse

Mental health nurses build trusting relationships with their patients and provide vital support to people experiencing mental health problems, so they can lead happy and healthy lives.

Personal statement advice: nursing

Qualifying as a nurse opens up a wide and diverse range of career paths. However, the selection criteria will be quite rigorous and you need to show you fit the bill.

Career goals: Nurse

Nurse Ewout talks switching paths to enter nursing, the different opportunities it can afford you, the profession's changing image, and more.

Children's nurse

Children’s nurses work as part of a supportive and inspiring team to provide young patients and their families with the vital care and compassion they need.

Learning disability nurse

Learning disability nurses support people with learning disabilities, developing important relationships with their patients and helping them to lead fulfilling lives.

Admissions tests

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

Diagnostic radiographer

Diagnostic radiographers use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose patients and make sure they receive the right treatment to help them on their road to recovery.

How to become a paramedic

The combination of patient care, medical knowledge, driving skills and an ever-changing working day makes being a paramedic a very popular career choice.

How to become a social worker

Social workers offer support to those most in need, whether it’s a family under pressure or a person with a physical or learning disability trying to live independently.

Navigating school or college

Studying for exams, making choices about what to do next, and managing friendships and relationships means there’s a lot going on whilst you’re at school or college. It’s a transitional time in life – but you’re not alone. Use these resources to help you navigate your teenage career.


As the first responders to medical emergency situations, paramedics head into the unknown to save lives and help those in need of urgent medical care.


Physiotherapists help people regain their independence by relieving physical difficulties and improving mobility with exercise and other techniques


Podiatrists help people live more comfortably by providing treatment and care for foot and leg problems.

What is the journey to a million?

UCAS projects that by the end of the decade, we could see up to a million students apply for higher education (HE) across the full range of Level 4 and above opportunities. In collaboration with Unite Students and Knight Frank, we examine those projections in more detail below.