Higher Education and Me

Explore how to apply to university through UCAS, learn more about personal statements and get ready to start your application.

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Choosing
Researching Universities and Courses
Hear from our Student Recruitment and Outreach Manager Chris about how to research and make your university choices.

Choosing a Course and University

Making the right decisions for you

Beginning your research about university can be a daunting prospect, here we have included some resources, web links and information on how to get started, what to think about and how to go about starting to make those important decisions about where you might study.

This video will help get you started.

Personal Statements

Supporting your UCAS application

Personal statements are an important and integral part of making your university application.

It really is your opportunity to ‘sell’ yourself. You have probably heard people talk about what to include (or not) and how to structure it along with top tips for getting started.

There is a lot of useful information out there and here you will find some resources, videos and links to help you begin to write yours.

Download our Personal Statement Guide, its full of useful tips and advice from admissions tutors.

Writing your Personal Statement
Hear our advice for writing a personal statement that will support your application.
Applying
UCAS and Applying to University
Find out more about completing your UCAS application.

The Application Process

How to apply through UCAS

Hear Bob Savill, Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions talk you through the process of applying to university and UCAS in this video.

Student Finance

Funding your studies

Understanding student finance can sometimes be confusing, this page contains a range of helpful resources and links from key organisations such as Student Finance England, UCAS and GOV.UK

Chris explains the ins and outs of student finance in the presentation below.

This presentation was recorded in January 2021 and will be updated with new figures when they change as they are released. Please refer to the student finance links below for the most up to date information.

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An Introduction to Student Finance
Find out more about student finance and how to apply.
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Learn more

Find out more about applying to university and accessing higher education at the links below, or email our Outreach team on outreach@chi.ac.uk.

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