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Careers: Higher Education


Higher Education

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.

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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.

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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.

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 our student finance zone.

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.

HE at Lincoln College


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 higher education at Lincoln College may be the right option for you.

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 between £6,500 and £7,999 per academic year. This compares 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.

We offer Canvas Courses to help you Explore your HE options and to help you Apply for HE

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