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In addition to using Unifrog, students and parents may find it helpful to access the following sites to find out more about the opportunities associated with Higher Education.


The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service's main role is to operate the application process for British universities.  Additionally, UCAS provides a number of search tools and a range of information for students and parents/guardians to support and inform the choice and application stages.


The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities who have a shared focus on research, carrying out some of the most highly rated research in the world.  Among the highest ranking institutions in the country they have a reputation for academic excellence and achievement.


The Sutton Trust champions social mobility through programmes, research and policy influence.  Their programmes support young people from less advantaged backgrounds to access leading universities and careers, giving students practical advice and leaving them feeling inspired and confident about their future.  All programmes are free to attend and travel, accommodation, food and activities are covered by the Trust.

We are pleased to offer selected students the chance to participate in the University of Oxford - New College Step Up Programme designed to inspire and support state school students of high academic potential to recognise Oxford as a realistic and achievable option for them in the future. 


AECC University College is a specialist health sciences university based in Bournemouth, delivering a high quality education, research, clinical and consultancy service in chiropractic, physiotherapy, psychology, sports, exercise and health science, radiology and imaging sciences.

A virtual tour is available.


Arts University Bournemouth is a microcosm of the creative industries, right down to having the best tools for the job. They invest heavily in the technology and spaces that equip students for a life in their chosen field and provide an introduction to the equipment and facilities found in the real world.  Courses cover a wide range of performance, art and design, architecture, fashion, animation and visual effects disciplines.

A virtual tour is available.


Bournemouth University's vision is to be recognised as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  Faculties cover business, health and social sciences, media and communications, and science and technology.

A virtual tour is available.


Solent University is focused on the practical side of higher education giving students the connections, experience and confidence to turn their newfound knowledge into a career with real, meaningful impact. Faculties cover business, law and digital technologies; creative industries, architecture and engineering; sport, health and social sciences and the Warsash Maritime School.

Virtual and on demand campus tours are available.


The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. There is a Faculty of Medicine and 4 other faculties each with a number of academic units: arts and humanities; engineering and physical sciences; environmental and life sciences, and social sciences.

A virtual tour is available.


The University of Winchester is a thriving university with a deep commitment to teaching and research excellence. A wide range of courses are offered across the faculties of arts; business, law and digital technologies; education; health and wellbeing, and humanities and social sciences.

A virtual tour is available.


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This presentation by Martin Lewis, who is well known for his programmes on money and finance, was produced by Young Enterprise and provides a useful view on student finance.  Most universities will also have sections covering student finance and any financial assistance that might be available. 

UPDATE - changes to Student Finance starting in September 2023 have been announced - you can read Martin Lewis' summary here

UniTasterDays is an award-winning online resource that lists a wide range of university events (virtual and live) that students and parents/guardians can sign up for.  There is an extensive webinar library of subject and HE guides.

Prospects - What can I do with a degree in...?

If you are unsure about what to study you can explore career options and see where a degree could take you with these comprehensive guides.


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