For those applying for university:

Below are some resources that you should use to prepare yourselves to be in the best position possible for when you start university life this year or next September. Below are links to books to read, online courses to attend and supportive materials:

  • https://www.ucas.com/events/exploring-university/learn-about-uni-taster-course
  • https://www.prospects.ac.uk/applying-for-university/university-life/10-things-to-do-before-starting-university
  • https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/news/17-books-you-should-read-or-university-chosen-students
  • http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses/suggested-reading-and-resources
  • https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/school-and-college-liaison/getting-ready-for-university
  • https://www.unitasterdays.com/search.aspx
  • https://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/applying-to-univ/reading-bank
  • https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

Please research the modules for your potential university degree and build up relevant knowledge by reading round the subject. The university website, admission office and/or department tutors will be able to further support you with what resources would be appropriate.  

Please feedback to your tutor once each week with your progress in preparing yourself for university life.

If you are applying for university, the deadline has been put back a month to make first and insurance choices. You should continue to use the plentiful university virtual tours and course information to help you to complete your final choices using the TRACKING APP by JUNE 18TH at the latest. You should also make sure you have applied to STUDENT FINANCE.  

For those applying for apprenticeships:

We will continue to send out the latest update from the ASK apprenticeships agency to you which has useful advice and links in these difficult times. Please keep checking your u.k.gov/apprenticeships link for alerts and research relevant potential business companies using ASK apprenticeships that may offer placements in the near future.  Please feedback to your tutor once each week with your progress.