One of the main reasons for students dropping out of university is because they didn’t research beforehand and chose either the wrong course or wrong place to study.

Whether you have definitely decided on Higher Education or maybe just toying with the idea. These links will help you find the right course at the right university.

What is the Russell Group?

The Russell Group universities are essentially a collection of universities who have formed themselves into a type of ‘club’.

The group was set up in 1994 after a period of expansion in the UK university sector.

The driving force was always excellence in academic research and teaching, so it’s very much research rather than industry-driven.

Until 2012, the Russell Group had 20 members:

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Bristol
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • University College London
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Newcastle
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Birmingham

In 2012, another four universities joined:

  • University of Durham
  • University of Exeter
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • University of York

Further Information:

UNISTATS – The official website for comparing UK higher education course data

Includes official data on each university and college’s satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.

PushStudent Life

Whatever your vision of student life your choice of university matters. Not every university offers the same lifestyle

Select a Uni and find out about accommodation costs, night life, music, keeping safe, sport & leisure, eating out, shopping – they all help to make your experience unique.

UCASHow do I apply to University through UCAS?

You need to register and set up an online account. Click on Apply on the UCAS homepage or go to Enter your personal details, like your name, address and date of birth. The registration process generates your username and you create your own password, which you use to log in to Apply.

If you apply after your course application deadline you are not guaranteed to be considered by the universities or colleges. You can contact the universities and colleges direct to check if they will consider you before submitting your application.

Speak to a Uni, is the go to website for university open days, visits and fairs! Listing over 1,000 higher education events, you can search by subject, location and date. Don’t forget to take advantage of the helpful articles, supporting you with tips and advice to make the most of university open days.