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This Outreach Guide focuses on informed decision making and is aimed at students making decisions about their post-16 or post-18 options. There are resources included for teachers, advisers and parents.

We have included a range of online resources to support decisions about future pathways, including presentations, videos and activities that can be accessed and shared at a time that suits you.

Information, Advice & Guidance

Prospects - A national careers information website with lots to explore. Includes a really useful resource for supporting post-18 decision-making: "What can I do with my degree?"

UCAS - UCAS is a hub for information about both Further Education (post-16) and Higher Education (post-18). It is also the hub for exploring and applying to university courses across the UK.

Decision Making - A guide on where to look for information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions about your future.


How to get to University - Find out more about post-16 qualifications and university entry criteria by reading this presentation and attempting the activity sheet.

PDF icon How to Get to University Presentation

PDF iconHow to Get to University Activity Sheet

Who Will I Meet at University - Find out more about university life and some of the support teams available at university with this presentation and accompanying activity sheet.

PDF iconWho Will I Meet at University Presentation

PDF iconWho Will I Meet at University Activity Sheet

Pathways, Careers and Higher Education, including Strengths and Skills - A presentation exploring post-16 options and decision making that can be used in conjunction with the Strengths and Skills Activity sheet. The activity gives students the opportunity to consider their strengths and skills in relation to future job ideas.

PDF iconPathways, Careers and Higher Education Presentation

PDF iconStrengths and Skills Activity Sheet

Introduction to Higher Education - A presentation and worksheet to give students an understanding of Higher Education and an opportunity to think about their own motivations for continuing their studies. 

PDF iconIntroduction to Higher Education Presentation

PDF iconIntroduction to Higher Education Worksheet


An Outreach Guide to post-16 Qualifications - A short video to explain the range of qualifications available post-16.

An Outreach Guide to post-18 Qualifications - A short video to explore some of the options students can take post-18.

Why Might I go to University? - Not sure if university is the right option for you. Listen to Isabel talk through some of the benefits of Higher Education and why you might choose to go to university in this short video.


An Introduction to Higher Education - Whether you have always wanted to go to University or have just started exploring Higher Education opportunities, our introduction to Higher Education gives an overview of useful information.

Post-16 Decision Making - As students begin considering their post GCSE Options, we take a look at the options and things to consider when making decisions.

An Introduction to T-Levels - Find out more about the new Technical Level qualification for Post-16 students.

Supporting Transition from School to College - Insight into the differences between school and college which teachers and advisors may find useful to share with parents.

Long Read: College Movie - Widening Participation Officer, Chantal Bradburn explores whether watching TV and films about university helps in the decision-making process.

Subject Information & Events

Geography - Resources and events that cover the breadth and depth of Geography as a subject and give a taste of what studying Geography at university is like.

Science - Our Science resources include information and engaging activities along with links to social media and a host of useful websites.

The Kitchen Sessions – A live lecture series brought to you by our experts. Whether streaming from kitchens or living rooms, labs or lecture theatres, the sessions will aim to give you a taste of Chester’s blended approach to learning and leave you inspired about the subject you love.

Find out more

University of Chester YouTube - Our YouTube channel gives a glimpse of student life at the University of Chester. We have divided the videos into individual sections, so that you can find the information you need. Subscribe to our channel to keep updated with new videos, as as we will be adding new content regularly.

24/7 Virtual Open Days - Our 24/7 Virtual Open Day is the perfect way to find out more about the University of Chester, our campuses, courses and student life, before applying.

Unibuddy Q&A - Ask our HE Advisers your questions  Available Monday-Friday between 9am and 4:30pm to provide information, advice and guidance about decision making, career pathways and routes to HE.