Undergraduates are increasingly recognising the benefits of staying closer to home and continuing their education at their local college, making the best progression into their working lives without running up debts through accommodation and living costs.
You don’t need to change your lifestyle or rack up lots of debt. Our University Centre gives you access to some of the best degree qualifications in an affordable way, and you can study on your time, around all your existing family and work commitments.
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Anyone who has the right qualifications and/or experience can do a university course. For example:
- Students who come straight from 6th form or college
- Mature students aged 18+ who want to return to education
- Individuals who are working in industry and want to study for qualifications to progress within their profession
We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.
They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance
No, not necessarily. In general, applicants to our undergraduate courses are normally expected to have completed level 3 qualifications – i.e. A-levels, BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent – as well as a minimum of 3 GCSEs or equivalent including maths and English at grade C or above (grades 4 – 9 in the new grading system).
However, we do encourage applications from those who may not have the standard entry requirements, but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work experience. We also offer a number of Optional Integrated Foundation Entry routes and Access to Higher Education courses for those not quite ready for a Foundation Degree.
Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.
If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email email@example.com.