Resources for prospective students

info-sheets-for-websiteHere you will find a variety of resources locally and nationally available for prospective students or parents looking to find out some useful information.

This includes information on applying for a degree course, national student focused websites and financial assistance.

For students in the early stages of thinking about their higher education options, visit our First Thoughts about HE page.


Student Finance

Funding Higher Education (HE) can be one of the first concerns on prospective students' minds. But this needn't be so, as for most students, a loan will be available to help cover the cost of tuition and accommodation. 

Schools 14-16 2The interactive 'Quick Start Finance Guide', produced by Student Finance England, is a useful resource for students and parents. It covers the different types of student finance available – including how to apply and repay – all in one central place.

Student Finance England have also produced a range of other new resources on their Practitioners' website, including quick start guides, factsheets and videos. There are sets of resources aimed at parents, teachers, HE advisors and to share with students. View the resources on the Practitioners' website.

There is also a lot of useful student finance information on the Student Room website, including the Student Finance Calculator, which will estimate the amount of financial support you could receive.


Information sheets

We have produced a series of information sheets, covering a wide range of topics to support people who are applying - or considering applying - for higher education courses. You can download these as PDFs:

info sheets for website



Information sheets to download about:
Access courses (PDF, 747KB)
Applying deadlines and tips for UCAS (PDF, 821KB)
Choosing a HE course (PDF, 301KB)
HE interview tips (PDF, 634KB)
Personal statement tips (PDF, 921KB)
Extended degrees (PDF, 554KB)
HE financial support (PDF, 881KB)
Foundation degrees (PDF, 1.05MB)
Applying for HE (PDF, 909KB)
HE financial contacts (PDF, 545KB)
HE modules (PDF, 600KB)
PGCE information (PDF, 887KB)
Scholarships and bursaries (PDF, 1.46MB)
Useful websites and contact details(PDF, 466KB)
What is HE? (PDF, 425KB)

National websites 

  • Yor-zone Futures4Me: for information about education and job options in York.
  • UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admission Service): this is where you apply for university and they also have useful information about fees, the application process and more.
  • Student Finance England: for information on the range of financial support available.
  • The Student Room: a student community site covering a wide range of topics, including financial support, applying for a course, writing a personal statement and more.
  • UniStats: the UK’s official website for students who want to make informed decisions about what and where to study. Unistats lets you compare over 35,000 UK undergraduate higher education courses