Choosing the right course

Push is a site providing information on UK Universities and courses for a range of audiences including students, careers advisers, parents/carers and employers.

The Complete University Guide Course Chooser tool
The Complete University Guide Course Chooser is a tool to help students choose the right course – searchable by broad or specific subject area. The tool returns results grouped by institution, which can then be filtered by entry requirements, e.g. A Level, BTEC, and tariff points.

Discover Uni
Discover Uni is an Office for Students’ website housing official information and advice on higher education: both university courses and apprenticeships. The website includes a course comparison tool and official statistics for example, on student satisfaction.

UCAS: Subject Guides (for university study)
University Subject Guides produced by UCAS for students. These guides are more suited to students at the beginning of their UCAS application process.

Seven Reasons to Consider a Placement Year
‘Why do a placement year? Our top 7 reasons’ is an article on the Graduate Recruitment Bureau website which lists reasons for considering a course with a placement year/year in industry.

Alternatives to university

UCAS: Alternatives to university
UCAS page with information on alternatives to university including apprenticeships, internships, gap years and study overseas.


Find An Apprenticeship (  
Find an apprenticeship is a search function from the UK Government Digital Service advertising current available apprenticeship opportunities. Searches can be filtered by location, level of study (e.g. higher, degree) etc.

Apprenticeship Vacancies (from provides an Apprenticeships search function similar to the service but with wider search functions and additional filters including sectors, providers and start dates.

UCAS Apprenticeship Vacancies
UCAS facing apprenticeship search tool where students can filter their search by specialism, level of study, location, duration and start date of course.

Foundation years

Foundation Years Explained
Foundation Years Explained is a student friendly guide providing an overview of Foundation Year courses with explanations on entry requirements, fees and where to find further information on such courses.

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