Starting university

Whether you are 16 or 70 there is lots to think about before you continue your education or return to learning. You need to find the right course, get clear on application processes and it's handy to know where you can get financial help.

Read on and you will discover lots of practical support for making the most of university life.

Choosing a university

Start exploring your options with our Choosing a university section offering helpful tips to help you make the right decisions.

Clearing - finding a place at university

Every year, many students miss the grades for their conditional offer and find themselves without a university or college place. If this happens to you, don't worry. You may still be able to secure a higher education place through clearing. Find out more and read our Clearing guide and find out about students experiences of clearing.

Disabled Students' Allowance and other funding

Find out about possible funding and financial support to help you with your studies. With helpful information and advice about applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and finding alternative funding from a variety of charitable trusts and organisations.

If you are blind or partially sighted international student and are thinking of coming to study in further or higher education in the United Kingdom (UK), our 'Information for blind or partially sighted international students' factsheet is for you. It gives advice on applying, obtaining funding and receiving disability-related support.

Student life

Student life can be hectic, especially when you've just started a new course. If you've moved away from home to study, read our tips on how to survive the first term, stay healthy, and enjoy going out and socialising with our student life section.

Study advice

If you're blind or partially sighted, studying doesn't have to be a chore, but it takes organisation and a bit of forward planning to find out which study techniques work best for you. Visit our study advice page for more study tips!

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