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Make the right choice for you

If you're thinking about uni, use our guides to make the right decision for your future after school and college

Deciding whether you want to go to uni or not is a big decision – and a personal one.

This decision affects your choice to go to college, what you study at college and where you'll live when you take the next step. We have guides to help you with each stage of the decision-making process, beginning with our guides on reasons to get a degree and different pathways you can take to get to uni.

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Get advice on pathways, options, study skills, choosing a subject and decisions at post-16.

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Reasons to get a degree

Discover the benefits of getting a degree and the opportunities you'll get at uni

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Overcoming barriers to going to uni

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Pathways to uni

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Foundation year guide

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Alternative Ways to Get a Degree

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Advice for mature students

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Hear what out students thought about before starting uni

Thinking about uni? We asked some of our students what their dream careers were before uni, what they're studying now and what they want to do after they graduate.