Use this page to help you understand the benefits of going to university, and the questions you need to ask to help you decide where to go.
There’s lots to choose from – there are more than 50,000 courses across many subject areas.
You can extend your knowledge in a subject you love, or try something new. Many courses also offer work placements to help you prepare for your career.
It’s more than just education – university life offers a unique opportunity to get to know a diverse range of people and cultures, develop confidence, and try new activities.
It’s not just for people with A levels in academic subjects – around 95% of universities currently accept BTECs, for over 70% of degree subjects.
Things to consider
- It's really important to choose a subject and course you’ll enjoy, which will help you reach your goals.
- Do your research – with a huge range of courses available, it's important to research what's right for you.
- Try to get to open days to find out more about different universities and courses.
- Think about the costs – many students take out student loans to cover tuition fees and living costs. There is also a range of bursaries, scholarships, and grants available.