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University - Higher and Further Education

This page contains useful information about all things university.


Why apply to HE?  Is it for me?

Check out the following resources to find out more?








Applying to university – The application process

Here you will find detailed information to help you make a successful application to university for 2023 entry:

Applying to University 2023


Before applying:

Why are Open Days important and what should you do when you’re there?

University Open Days – Why Bother

Schedule of Open Days for those applying for 2024 entry.

University Open Days – 2024 Entry


Starting your application:

To be used by TRC students when completing their application form.

UCAS Student Instruction Guide 2024

Important information for TRC students on how to enter these qualifications correctly on UCAS forms.

Entering BTEC CTEC CACHE and WJEC Quals. on your UCAS form 2024


Writing your Personal Statement:

There are 4 booklets, each containing useful advice and a Personal Statement template. Use the most appropriate one for you:

Personal Statement Guide 2024 – University

Personal Statement Guide 2024 – Allied Health Professions

Personal Statement Guide 2024 – Medicine, Dentistry and Vet Science 

Personal Statement Guide 2024 – Teaching





The UCAS Hub

The UCAS HUB is your one stop shop for all your research, choices and applications.

1. The explore tool – where you can search subjects and discover courses.
2. The notepad – so you can keep all your thoughts about your next step in one place.
3. Apprenticeship finder – for the latest vacancies, locally and nationally.
4. The personal statement builder – to help you structure your writing and introduce yourself to universities.
5. The Tariff calculator – for tallying up your UCAS points to see if you meet entry requirements.

Your Hub is your space. Organise the widgets, remove the ones you don’t need, and tick off your to do list.

Register today


Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships are an increasingly viable option for students wishing to work alongside their higher education studies – please see our poster and also the information from ASK Apprenticeships. Sheffield Hallam has a particularly strong offer for Degree Apprenticeships and run a recruitment event in November of each year: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships.

Sign up to the UCAS mailing list to be informed about degree apprenticeship opportunities: https://www.ucas.com/apprenticeships/subscribe-alerts



Resources for Parents/Carers

Everything you need to support your child with their higher education choices:




Access to HE Event

Presentations and resources from our Y12 Journey to Uni Event held on 3rd May 2023 are available to view and download here:

Choosing your course & university 22-23 Nottingham

Choosing your course & university 22-23 Nottingham

Newcastle PS presentation is a link in this doc

Personal Statements slides – York Uni Thomas Rotherham

Personal Statements slides – York Uni Thomas Rotherham

Sheff. Univ. – Choosing a course and university (1)

Sheff. Univ. – Choosing a course and university (1)

Student Finance 2023-24 Huddersfield – Copy

Student Finance 2023-24 Huddersfield – Copy

Student Finance England LIVERPOOL E.2023

Student Finance England LIVERPOOL E.2023

TRC – Applying to Higher Education 23 24 – Introductory information for parents