University

On completing your studies at UTCC you may well consider progression to University.

Students who want to progress on to university need to apply through UCAS. Universities each advertise their degrees through their websites and UCAS.

In June all students visit the Cambridge Higher Education exhibition at Anglia Ruskin University. The exhibition can help students make some key decisions about their future. There is an enormous amount of preparation and guidance information available, including handy videos and guides on the UCAS website.

Once a student has applied through UCAS they will be able to track their application and offers from their chosen universities.

UCAS have also published useful information for parents and Hints and tips for students when applying to university or college. There is also guidance on the UCAS website help page for parents along with lots of advice,support and hints.

To help students UCAS has put together a student guide so they can get ready to search for courses and make their applications.

Do universities accept BTECs?

• 95% of universities in the UK accept BTEC qualifications, including competitive universities from the Russell Group. More than 50% of 20- to 30-year-olds going on to higher education have progressed via studying a BTEC

• Nearly all universities accept BTECs in relevant subject areas, similar to how they would with equivalent A-level qualifications

• BTEC students can often be better prepared in terms of the independent studying that is required at degree level, due to the portfolio-based nature of BTEC courses. The time management and self-organisation you’ll pick up on a BTEC course can also give you an added edge.

A guide to University entrance for those studying BTECs

Useful websites

Which? University is a new website designed to help students make more informed decisions about their higher education choices. It is free, independent and does not accept advertising.

Which Uni? Key Stats

Open Days

Finance information document from Nottingham University 

 

Key dates
The dates below are UCAS dates, UTCC will also have internal deadlines for each stage of the application. Failure to meet internal deadlines may result in missing the UCAS deadlines.

Mid-September - universities accept new applications

5 October at 6pm – application deadline for universities of Oxford and Cambridge and most professional courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science and dentistry

15 January at 6pm - application deadline for the majority of courses

6 May – if an applicant received all their university decisions by 31 March, they must reply to any offers by this date

7 May – the latest date January applicants will receive offers from their chosen universities

4 June - if an applicant received all their university decisions by 7 May, they must reply to any offers by this date

25 June - if an applicant received all their university decisions by 4 June, they must reply to any offers by this date

30 June at 6pm - final deadline to submit an application. After this students enter into Clearing

16 July - the latest date those who applied after 15 January deadline will receive offers from their chosen universities

23 July - if an applicant received all their university decisions by 16 July, they must reply to any offers by this date