Higher Education at university or a college may seem a long way off, but it can be helpful to know what the options are. Of course, many young people choose not to go to university and there are lots of sources of information about ‘non-uni’ choices.
The Study Up Somerest website provides compresensive information all Higher Education courses available in Somerset.
The UCAS website provides lots of information about going to university and how to apply.
All our local colleges offer higher education courses, including degrees:
- Bridgwater and Taunton College
- University Centre Somerset
- Strode College
- Richard Huish College
- Weston College
Local universities in Somerset, Cornwall, Devon and Dorset include:
- Plymouth University
- Bath Spa University
- UWE (University of the West of England)
- Bristol University
- Bath University
- Bournemouth University
- Arts University Bournemouth
- Exeter University
- Falmouth University
- University of Gloucestershire
Higher Education courses are also available via the Open University.
You may decide after Higher Education that you would like to do an apprenticeship instead of progressing on to University. Find out about higher and degree apprenticeships.
You can get information about different universities in the UK and overseas at:
The Sunday Times University Guide (subscription required)