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Higher education

Our guide has the key details you need to know about universities, UCAS and apprenticeships.
An audience of young people in theatre seats look towards the stage, some take notes.
Young members at the launch of the Panic! Report at the Barbican. Photo: Suzanne Zhang.

Thinking about your next steps can be scary.

Whether you’re in year 12, have just finished a gap year, or want to go to university after years in work, making these decisions can be daunting. However, it’s also really exciting—it’s a chance for you to explore your passion, gain independence and take your next steps in your educational journey!

A lot of people decide to go to university after school but this pathway is certainly not the only option and not necessarily the best choice for everyone. It’s important that you explore all of the pathways available to you.

Speak to your teachers, your friends, your family, your mentor and us here at Arts Emergency to find out more about your options. We’re all here to support you with these next steps.

Download our higher education guide, where we provide you with the key details you need to know about universities, UCAS and apprenticeships.

Personal Statements

UCAS personal statement guide

Personal statement mindmap

Personal statement planner

Results Day

Your options

Calling universities

Useful links and website

Guide to student accommodation

Guide to student finance

Drama school auditions and fees



Student Finance

UCAS conservatoires