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The Facts

This section contains everything you need to know about higher education, including how to apply to the universities of your choice, information on the financial support available to help you with your studies and our handy university jargon buster.


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements not only vary across different higher education courses, but also from institution to institution. Follow our guide to entry requirements to learn all you need to know.

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How to Apply

There’s a lot to consider when applying to university, where to go, what course you want to study, how far you want to live away from home, the financial implications and much more. None of this matters unless you submit your online application on time, accompanied by a strong personal statement.

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Student Finance's guide to financial support for higher education students.

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Disability Advice

Essential Advice for disabled students and/or students with an additional support need.

Do any of these apply to you?

  • Asperger’s syndrome or an autistic spectrum disorder,
  • A visual impairment that can’t be corrected by glasses,
  • A hearing impairment,
  • A long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, epilepsy, asthma, Crohn’s disease, IBS or ME,
  • A mental health condition such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorder,
  • A specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, or AD(H)D,
  • A physical impairment or mobility issue,
  • A disability, impairment or medical condition not mentioned above.

Whatever your impairment, you can find support at university.

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University Jargon Buster

Confused by the lingo? Don't know your UCAS from your Lecturer? Read our definitive guide to university language.

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