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Choosing your UK university

Once you have chosen the subject you wish to study, you need to decide where you wish to study.

How do I start to choose a university or college?

The first thing to remember is that no single university is the best choice for everyone, different places suit different people. Think about what is important to you, what your strengths are and what you are interested in. Things to consider are:

Type of university

  • traditional or modern?
  • campus (all buildings in one place) or integrated within a town or city?
  • large or small university?  


  • which part of the country would you prefer to be in?
  • would you prefer a city or more rural location?
  • do you want to still be close to the sea?
  • what are the travel links like to and from Jersey?

The University of Wolverhampton has an interactive map which is a good source of information.

University of Wolverhampton website

Course structure

  • number of taught hours per week
  • teaching style: lectures or small group seminars?
  • assessment style: examinations or coursework?


    • university league table ranking?
    • is the university part of the Russell Group?

    The Russell Group website
    The Complete University Guide website
    Unistats website

    League tables should be treated with caution as a high position does not guarantee that it will be the best place for you.

    Social and sporting opportunities

    Will you be able to follow your interests, whether they are:

    • sporting
    • hobbies
    • night life

    Visits to universities

    Once you have narrowed down your preferences, visiting a university (and asking questions) is the best single way to find out what a university is like.

    Open days are a great opportunity to find out more about universities and colleges, however universities are usually very happy to show Jersey students round at other times. For information on open day dates, see the open day website.

    Open days website

    Other useful websites

    Universities and Colleges Admissions Services website   
    Push website  ​

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