Resources for students

On students can find out about all the options available, interact with bloggers, and join discussions through UCAS’s social channels.

For advice on what to include in a personal statement and how to structure it:

Visit for a wide range of videos on all aspects of the application process and much more.


Resources for parents

The best place for parents and guardians to get the support they need is at There is information, resources and videos to guide you through the different stages of the application process including:

The parent information tool – full of advice, hints and tips to help support your son/daughter through the application process:

The Parent Guide helps parents and carers understand the process of applying to higher education, giving you the advice you need to help your son o daughter through the UCAS admissions process and beyond. 

Financial Support

Where to find information on financial support (this is additional support after students have applied for a student loan to cover living costs and tuition fee loan to cover tuition fees)

  • There are over 1,500 trusts and organisations which give out £54 million annually in scholarships and grants (which don't have to be paid back). There are lots of sites on the web that could help you, these are some of the ones we will be using in global learning.

  • This is an online service that matches students to grants they could be eligible for. It is simple to use – you put in your postcode, put in your gender and your age and it gives you the list of grants you could apply for. This is about the area you live in or your circumstances, rather than about the university you are going to.

  • This helps you find scholarships at the universities you have applied to and also by subject.

Help from your university or college

Many universities and colleges offer extra money directly to students. Seek out Student Support (normally in the University Students Union) to apply for these funds when you arrive or if you feel you need extra financial support at any point during the academic year. – an independent money saving tips and advice site written by students and ex-students.

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