Entering higher education

Keep learning

Learn

Take a look at the local universities and learn what subjects and lifestyle they have to offer.

Coventry University - student support

The University of Warwick

Connect

Connect

OfS Uni connect programme has hubs which work with local universities and colleges to help young people find a path to higher education which is right for them plus practical advice from careers and finance information to understanding how to apply to university and college.

Give

Give

Volunteering whilst you are studying at college or university can boosts your university application and CV with potential employers. It can also help you gain valuable experience to help you in your chosen career.

What Uni? - guide to student volunteering

 

Be active

Be active

Hall of residence quite often have small gyms with very nominal joining fees and on a student budget walking or cycling to University/college is often a financially better option. Keeping physically active will help boost your immune system, reduce stress and anxiety and can improve sleep. There will be clubs you can join through your uni or college but check out discounts to local clubs.

Unidays

Take notice

Take notice

Your time at college and university should be one of the most enjoyable and exciting times of your life but its always good to have a reminder of how to stay safe. Make yourself familiar with the area, download timetables and reputable taxi numbers. Keep your phone safe with difficult passwords and keep it fully charged when you are out. Stick together on nights out and make others aware of your plans - look at downloading safety apps such as Whatthreewords or the Hollieguard app or visit Suzy Lamplugh Trust - safety for students.