'ReachUni' was created to help state school and college students find the support they need to find, explore, prepare and reach the universities they think is right for them. Through our online resources and platforms, you will be able to start your journey to become university-ready. This can be done on your own or with support from your teachers (share it with them!).

Don't worry if you're not sure where to start! You can follow the below in order, or, if you are in Year 12 or Year 13 skip ahead as necessary...

How it Works

ReachUni takes you through the essential steps so you are 'university ready':

1. Explore Universities & Subjects 
2. Build Your Experience
3. Writing a Great Application for UCAS

By completing these you will have the information and practical experience for a strong application to university.

Who should use ReachUni?

ReachUni has been created for secondary school students interested in university or higher education, but need a bit of extra help deciding or finding resources. It's worth noting the resources we bring together and opportunities (ex: Summer Schools) are targeted at students who need extra help and support, often from 'under-represented' backgrounds at universities. 

  • 'Explore' steps are great for anyone in secondary school but particularly if you are 14-17 years old. 

  • 'Getting Prepared' is for students who are in the year leading up to their application so they can build evidence for their eventual application by completing course-packs (RBCs), extra reading and more.

  • 'UCAS & Applying' is for students roughly 6 months ahead of applying (Year 12) so they can begin practising writing their personal statement and thinking about what else they will need for a strong application.

These can be used in the UK for UCAS applications, or internationally for considering universities or subjects more broadly. These can be used in the classroom or independently.

Are you a teacher? See more about how we can support you and your students here.