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Sarah - Choosing my university and course

Content type

Video case studies

Audience

Resource for learners

Description

  1. What was Sarah’s biggest worry about going to university and why did this change?
  2. How did Sarah decide which subject to study?
  3. What research did Sarah do to find out which degree programme to apply for?
  4. What does Sarah mean by ‘course entitlements’ and ‘course details’?
  5. What helped Sarah to decide which university to apply to?

Guidebook

How do I help my students choose a university and course?

Information sheets

Sources of information
Using league tables
Benefits of a leading university
Life on a university campus

Presentations

Presentation slides - How do I help my students choose a university and course?
Presentation notes - How do I help my students choose a university and course?

Teacher and adviser reflection sheets

Teacher and adviser reflection - helping my students choose a university and course

Activity sheets

Choosing a university and course - part one, activity instructions
Choosing a university and course - part two, activity worksheet

Video case studies

Amy - Choosing my university and course
Billie-Jo - Choosing my university and course
Bishoy - Choosing my university and course
Daniela - Choosing my university and course
Daniyel - Choosing my university and course
Eireann - Choosing my university and course
Emily – Choosing my university and course
Fatima - Choosing my university and course
Gemma - Choosing my university and course
Habiba - Choosing my university and course
Jackson - Choosing my university and course
Jess - Choosing my university and course
Josh - Choosing my university and course
Khima - Choosing my university and course
Matt – Choosing my university and course
Mayowa - Choosing my university and course
Nathan - Choosing my university and course
Orin - Choosing my university and course
Richard - Choosing my university and course
Samra – Choosing my university and course
Sarah - Choosing my university and course
Sharn - Choosing my university and course
Sophie - Choosing my university and course

Conference presentations

Russell Group Teachers' Conference 2018 - The impact of Widening Participation initiatives (King's College London and York)
Russell Group Teachers' Conference 2018 - Making an Informed Choice About University (Birmingham and Liverpool)
Russell Group Teachers' Conference 2018 - Making an Informed Choice About University (Liverpool and Edinburgh)

Webinars

Degree Apprenticeships at leading universities (June 2019)
Alternative routes in to Russell Group universities (June 2019)
Sharing good practice: school and college case studies (June 2019)

Weblinks:

CUG publishes university league tables online, alongside a wide range of information on topics including universities, courses, preparing for university and careers. 

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Discover Uni has replaced the Unistats website and enables users to compare UK higher education course data. It includes key information from official sources, including details of student satisfaction scores and specific information on graduate jobs and salaries.

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Health Education England has produced a toolkit for schools, colleges and further education institutions as part of its widening participation programme. This explains how the NHS works, provides information and practical tips for setting up a placement and gives examples of good practice.

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The Guardian publishes complete university league tables for every subject, with information on how to use the tables.

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Informed Choices is produced by the Russell Group. Students can choose a degree subject they are interested in to see suggestions for suitable A level subject choices. Alternatively, they may experiment with different subject choice combinations to see which degree choices this would open up to them.

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The National Careers Service is provided by the UK Government. Their website includes a large collection of job profiles and in each case users can see which qualifications are necessary for particular roles. The service can also be used by those who are looking to speak with a careers adviser.

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UCAS has a useful search tool for open days and provides links to university multimedia resources such as virtual tours.

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Prospects offers useful information on career pathways, including job profiles detailing typical salaries and the qualifications and skills required by role type. There is a section on careers relevant to different degrees and a career planner and quiz.

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The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities that are committed to conducting the very best research and to providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience. These universities also offer unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

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The Sutton Trust is a 'do tank' that conducts research and advocates policy change. It also manages, develops and evaluates programmes to address educational inequality, including summer schools for teachers and Pathways university access programmes.  

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This is an important part of the UCAS website that lists the key dates of the admissions cycle.

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Whatuni allows students to compare data and read reviews on thousands of different higher education courses.

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