It’s time for year 12 students to make decisions about their future. If they’re planning to go to university they need to prepare a personal statement, investigate the financial support available and choose their university and course wisely. These videos, guides and leaflets will help you support students to make a decision that’s right for them.

TES Webchat: Wednesday 10 October 6pm – University applications: Oxbridge

Oxford academic Peter Claus and Ken Warman, principal of Bsix Brooke House sixth form college, will be here to talk about conventional and unconventional ways to help your students when they’re applying to Oxford and Cambridge.

UCAStv resources

Choosing courses

  • A how to guide to help students choose the course that’s right for them.

Open days

  • Top tips for making the most of university open days.

Personal statements

  • Help students get started on their personal statements with this video guide.

Writing references

  • A guide for teachers on writing references that will promote students to potential universities.

Applying to university

  • A step-by-step guide to applying to university using the UCAS website.
    Also available in Welsh language

Adviser track

  • Guide to using the new adviser track feature for staff on the UCAS website.

University interviews

  • Advice on preparing for those all-important interviews.

Disability support

  • From support for health conditions to learning difficulties, this video explains how to access help at university.

Care leavers

  • Advice for students in care who are applying to university.

More resources

Planning personal statements

  • If students don’t know what to write for their UCAS personal statements, try these posters to give them some inspiration.

Student finance

  • Student Finance England’s factsheets give students all the information they need to begin applying for student finance.

Med school

  • Helpful guide for students seeking a medical career.


  • It’s a long way off, but students will want to understand what clearing is. This guide from TES and THE explains the new regime in a student-friendly format.