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Support with researching and applying to university

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University is your next big step, where you’ll learn about so more than just your subject.

Our Student Recruitment and Outreach team are here to help you make the right decision for your future. The videos below will cover everything you need to support your journey from where you are now into higher education.

Researching your options

With all the different universities and courses out there, how do you know which ones to choose? We’re here to help – in this video workshop, Kathryn will help you explore your options. There are tasks involved, so make sure you set some time aside or make a note and complete them in your own time.

These are things that have helped Year 12s in the past and completing these tasks will help you to get the most out of your research and ensure that you find the right course and uni for you.

Visit our picking the right course and uni for you page for a list of questions to ask yourself when considering which university and course to apply to.

Order a prospectus

Our 2021 undergraduate prospectus will give you a taste of what student life is like at NTU.

Order a prospectus

Open days

The more universities you visit and the more questions you ask, the better informed your final choice will be. Open days are as much about choosing a new home for yourself as picking the right course – a little research goes a long way.

Of course, nothing beats seeing us in person – but that may not be possible at this unusual time.

You can still book onto any upcoming NTU open day to register your interest in visiting us and we’ll keep you updated with more information on when you can come and see us, or to make alternative arrangements.

Book your place at an open day

Student finance

How student finance works

In this video, James will explain the student finance process, covering the main costs of higher education, sources of funding, how to apply and repayments.

Additional finance support

James will talk you through the other forms of financial support available, extra funding and the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) in the video below.

Our fees and funding pages have more information on tuition fees, living costs and funding your studies.

We’ll be updating this page with more interactive videos covering your UCAS application, writing a personal statement, how to thrive at university and managing stress. Bookmark this page to keep up-to-date and check it regularly for updates.

The UCAS Process

In this video Victoria will explain the UCAS process. She will cover what UCAS is, registration, how to apply, entry requirements and how to understand offers. She will then explain what happens on results day and the Clearing process.

Book a place on our virtual open day on Friday 26th June.

Personal Statement Workshop

In this video workshop Venita offers an overview of what a personal statement is and provides tips on how to make it stand out to a university admissions panel.

There are a few tasks for you to complete so you can either download our toolkit which is below this video or simply use a pen and paper.

Please download our personal statement toolkit.

Stress Less

We are all going through some difficult and unusual times, which may be making us feel stressed. NTU are here to help – in this video workshop, Victoria will help you understand the principles of stress; explore some coping methods and different ways to manage stress. There are tasks involved, so make sure you set some time aside or make a note and complete them in your own time.

Visit our student support website for more information on the support available at University or have a chat to a current student or a member of staff at Unibuddy.

Book a place on our virtual open day on Friday 26th June.

Thriving at University

In this presentation Kathryn will talk you through how to make the most of your time at university and the things you can do before you arrive on campus to get a head start, including booking accommodation, what support is available to you when you get here and how to make the most of your Welcome Week.

Get in touch

We've got live chats available with our students and staff, so you can find out about:

  • life and learning on campus
  • Nottingham's highlights, from the people who know it best
  • course content, professional placements and work opportunities
  • fees and finance
  • our entry requirements, and how to apply to NTU.

Chat to NTU students and staff now

Alternatively, our friendly team are also on hand to answer any of your questions. Call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm (Monday to Friday), or use our enquiry form to get in touch.

Support with researching and applying to university

Published on 17 September 2020

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