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There are over 50000 universities and colleges to choose from. You can search courses via the UCAS website. Your search can be specific to subject area, location, entry year and study level.


Discover Uni is the official guide to higher education options across the UK. Start thinking about your future, whether that be an undergraduate degree, a degree apprenticeship or if you are unsure, take a look at the most up-to-date information to help you make the right choice. 

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Prospects can assist with finding employment, universities and courses. You can take their test to help match your skills and personality to over 400 job profiles which can help you to make the right choice in career and course.

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Compare courses, universities and read reviews from previous students at What Uni. You can also see the stats on the best ranked universities in the country.

A personal statement is your opportunity to showcase your personality, achievements and future ambitions. A university wants to see why you would be an asset to the course and so it is important that is written by you. A personal statement should be 4000 characters, 47 lines.

Your introduction should explain why you chose the course, reflect on personal experiences to draw the readers attention. Whilst it is important to talk about the skills and knowledge that you have achieved try not to refer back to your childhood,  they want to know about you now. 

Make sure to have your statement proof read and get feedback. It is important to get another persons opinion as they may have noticed something that you haven't.

Don't lie or exaggerate. You want the university to know the real you and not someone that is not going to be able to deliver everything that they have discussed. If a college or university discovers that you have lied on a personal statement this will effect your entry. 

End your personal statement with a strong conclusion. Tie it back to the beginning of your statement and talk about the future. You can put in what your choices have in common and what you expect from your university experience. 

There are a lot of useful websites to use for tips and information when writing your personal statement:


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When you're applying to university it is important that you do research on the courses that you have chosen. It can also help to volunteer or do course related work experience. If you have some time before you start university it can be useful to try and improve your current grades. Learning a new skill, such as a language, can help your application to stand out. 

The deadline for applying for university is 26th January 2022 at 6pm. The deadline for universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and any medical courses is October 15th. You can confirm the exact date by visiting UCAS.  

There are a lot of resources available to help students going into Higher Education: 

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If you are unsure on anything regarding your university application you can book an appointment with a member of our Careers Guidance Team. They can cover everything from, starting your application, writing your personal statement and reviewing UCAS Tariff Points. Our Higher Education Team are also available for support.

Choosing to study abroad could be something you are considering as part of your HE options. There are many ways this could look, whether its studying your whole degree abroad, or if you are just looking at a year or placement abroad.


Supporting your young person to progress to Higher Education

Progressing to higher education can be a daunting step for both young people and their parents. There are many ways you can support and encourage your young person through the process to help them get to where they want to be.

Help them with research
Encourage them to discuss their thoughts about what they might like to study in higher education. If they don’t know yet, that’s okay! By starting research early you can help them explore different options which might help with their decision making.

Attend information events
Open days and information events are a great way to get a feel for a university or college, whilst finding out more about the courses. These types of events often include information and talks for parents as well as students, to help put everyone’s minds at ease about the process.
Can’t make an open day? You can encourage your young person to attend with friends, other family members or their school/college if possible. Alternatively, a lot of open days are currently virtual so it may make it easier to access the information from your own home without the travel. Some information events are recorded and can be watched back at any time.

Check entry requirements and personal statements
Be on hand to check through your young person’s application (If they want you to!)
By being aware of the entry requirements you can ensure your young person is being realistic about what grades they need and if this will be achievable.
Personal statements need to be an individual’s own work, but having someone read through a draft can be helpful to collect ideas together.

The UCAS website has lots of great information for parents and students navigating the journey of Higher Education. Take a look at the parent section of the UCAS website for further information, guides and videos on helping your young person through the process.

HE Student Finance

Student Finance England (SFE) provides you with student finance while you study.
There’s a range of financial help available including loans that have to be paid back, and grants that don’t. Whether you’re thinking about going to uni or college, you’re already studying, or you’re about to enter repayment, you’ll find everything you need to know about student finance on the Student Finance England website.

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs. You might get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children. Find out how to apply for student finance.

Lincoln College University Centre

Thinking about university but would like to attend a smaller campus, with smaller class sizes? Would you prefer a condensed timetable and access to a career degree bursary? Studying at Lincoln College University Centre may be the right option for you. Check out our 2024 Career Degree course guide 

Search our higher education courses and discover our subject offer ranging from Level 4 to Level 7.

Fees and Funding

Our fees are lower than most universities and with the range of financial support available for higher education students, we can help you get your dream career without unmanageable debts.

Our full-time course fees are available on our Lincoln College University Centre web page. Our fee's compare very favourably with the amount charged by most universities. 

Part-time students are charged a proportion of the full-time fee according to how much they are studying, for example, a student taking half the study that a full-time student takes would be charged approximately half of the full-time fee.


After choosing your course, one of your biggest decisions will be where you will live while studying.

Although we do not have our own accommodation at the College, there is a plentiful supply located in the city, within walking distance of the College and both rail and bus stations.

Canvas Courses

We offer two Canvas courses to support your progression to higher education; Exploring your HE Options and Applying for HE.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" – Nelson Mandela