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University admissions down – what are the options?

UCAS (The University Admissions Service) have just released figures showing that early admission to universities are down again this year by 8%.  This is the second year running that applications to universities are down following the introduction of higher fees. The official deadline for applications is the 15th Jan so the whole picture won’t be clear until then but it’s safe to say the hike in fees seems to be putting some people off applying to university. So if higher fees are putting you off University or you just want to look at the alternatives then what are your options?

  • It’s a good idea to first think about whether university is the right choice for you. We wrote a blog post about this so you can think through the specifics such as whether there is a course which suits your future career aspirations.
  • Have a look at which will give you information on lots of options including apprenticeships.
  • Consider some time out for travel and gaining work experience.  It often helps to have 12 months out of education to really think about the direction you want to be going in. Work experience can also help you decide if your chosen career path is the right one for you.
  • The other option is to go straight into the workforce, and there are companies that will offer training or sponsorship through university.

If you need help with a UCAS application or tutoring for AS, A2 and A Level in Manchester and Cheshire (Alderley Edge, Cheadle, City Centre, Trafford and other areas) then call 121 Home Tutors.


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