University visits and open days are a great help in planning an academic route. But for that extra edge in applying, or to focus the mind on whether, what and where to study, a taster course might be the right move.Read More
Wed, 01 Feb 2017
The political upheavals of 2016 are reckoned, by some, to be a result of disadvantaged communities being left behind by a changing global economy, and not having the same opportunities to succeed - opportunities like going to university. So what are universities doing to help such communities see higher education as a route to greater prosperity?
Fri, 27 Jan 2017
What makes for a good gap year? Is it going to be productive and valuable, or just a waste of time? We look at some of the criticisms of gap years, and what to think about when planning one.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017
The UCAS application deadline is on 15 January. What can you say to those pupils who still haven't made up their minds about whether they want to go to university, and haven't done the paperwork?
Mon, 19 Dec 2016
What do you give an impoverished student for Christmas? Pretty much anything. But what can you give them that they'll actually benefit from? here are some uni-focused gift ideas.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016
A Higher Education Adviser offers his tips for making sure uni applications are in good order, and remind you of the ways unis' HEAs can help teachers - because the 15 January deadline is just around the corner!
Mon, 28 Nov 2016
We take a look at some of the big differences between learning at school and studying at university - and how you can get prepared.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016
BBC News readers asked the Beeb to answer this question: Does it really matter which university you study at? Here, a higher education adviser responds to the BBC's exploration of the issue.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016
What does the election of Donald Trump mean for those wanting to study in America? The USA can be a great place to live and learn, but are there reasons to be fearful?