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University Level Information

GC Higher Education

Vocationally focused higher education courses which can lead you straight to a career, or act as a stepping stone to a higher qualification such as a bachelor’s degree, if you go on to complete a ‘top up’ course.

A range of HNCs are offered, which are equivalent to the first year of university, and HNDs, which are generally equivalent to the second year of university. Students can also complete a Foundation Degree in a number of subject areas, which is equivalent to two thirds of a full honours degree.

https://www.gloscol.ac.uk/courses-and-departments/courses-for/university-level/

UCAS

Centralised application system for all full time higher education courses in the UK.  Advice on all aspects of making your application as well as a course search facility.

www.ucas.com

Which University?

Very comprehensive advice on all aspects of university and course choices including course search facility and degree subject guides.  Under subject guides you can access all three university league tables.

www.university.which.co.uk

Unistats

Official comparison site based on data collected from the National Student Survey each year.

www.unistats.com

GROWS – GAP Project

GROWS is a group of Gloucestershire colleges and universities and they also have activities that you could access; you can visit them at an open day or find out more about a particular subject. Whether you are just starting to think about what your choices are or whether you are about to take your next step and need some advice, GROWS can offer information to help you to feel confident.

https://www.grows.ac.uk/

 The Gloucestershire Aspiration Programme (GAP) is a HEFCE funded initiative that aims to raise aspiration to university level study (higher education) amongst pupils from targeted areas in Gloucestershire.

Apply to Uni

Helpful advice on making your application including personal statement examples student finance and university profiles.                          

www.applytouni.com

The Student Room

Discuss anything related to higher education and more with the world's largest student community.  Has a good section on student finance.

www.thestudentroom.co.uk

What Uni?

Useful course search facility including student reviews by university and course.

www.whatuni.com

Open days

Contains listing of higher education open days by month.

www.opendays.com

The Complete University Guide

One of three published university league tables ranking higher education providers overall and by subject.

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

The Guardian - League tables

The Guardian University league tables.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2017/may/16/university-league-tables-2018

The Times - Good Uni Guide

The Times Good University Guide.  You need to subscribe to access the league tables but you can find all three subject leagues tables for free on the Which University website under subject guides.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/good-university-guide-2018-in-full-tp6dzs7wn

Studential

Good all round advice including a good section on personal statements with examples.

www.studential.com

Unifrog

A one-stop-shop where students can explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their best next step after school.

https://www.unifrog.org/

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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