Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spread your gaze. "Don't overlook partner colleges of universities that also offer university-approved foundation degrees and degrees, but do check how long they have been operating," says Mike Lister, head of Cornwall College, Camborne, a partner of the University of Plymouth. "You may find something on your doorstep that will save you loads of money, because you can study from home. There will still be opportunities to apply for most of our courses through Clearing."

What you must not say, according to the UK's most-experienced admissions tutors

. "I'm not sure what I want."

. "My dog ??died the day I had to pass my test, but I promise that I 'll really hard work if you let me in."

Don 't miss the fresher, and our special guide to clearing your first year at university. Free on Thursday 's Guardian Angel


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