These resources are split into three sections:

  1. How to choose the right course for you (scroll down!)
  2. Student accommodation 
  3. Students’ Unions and societies 


When you start thinking about whether you would like to study a Higher Education qualification, whether that’s at a university or a college that offers HE courses, it can feel very daunting due to the huge range of courses available. In the short video below Mark talks you through our top tips for how to choose the right course for you!

You may hear people refer to different universities as ‘city-based’ or ‘campus-based’ universities.

  • City-based universities have university buildings, accommodation and students spread across the city. An example of a local city-based university is the University of Bristol.
  • Campus-based universities have all their buildings, facilities and student accommodation on the same site. They might have one large campus or several smaller campuses. These universities usually have a shop and bar on campus and sometimes even have hairdressers/barbers and a bank too! An example of a local campus-based university is the University of the West of England (UWE).



UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Services, and the UCAS Hub provides you with all of the information and links that you need to explore subjects, accommodation, universities and so much more! Find out more here.

Why not:

  • Discover places to study linked to your current study subjects
  • Explore subject areas
  • Learn about student life
  • Find out about key dates
  • Take a careers quiz
  • Use the accommodation search tool

You will need to register for an account in order to use this site, but don’t worry – it’s a very quick and easy process! Please note that the Unibuddy function is only for students aged 16 and over.