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At university or college, you can gain valuable qualifications and skills to help you reach your chosen career.

You can access a wide range of courses/qualifications such as degrees, foundation degree’s and higher national diplomas. A lot of these course at taught at university but plenty are also taught at college too, as well as specialist providers such as, business schools, conservatoires and agricultural colleges.

You can study full time or party time and access distance or blended learning as well as accelerated degree programmes.

Find out more about university in our resources below and if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly coordinators using our Chat to HOP live chat feature.

Higher Education Myth Busting

Our student ambassadors and careers advisors Sanna and Amy talk you though and BUST some common myths surrounding Higher Education such as:

  • If I go to University, I won’t make any friends
  • You have to be rich to go to University
  • University is only for people who are academic
  • You have to move away from home to study at University

Career prospects by sector

These helpful booklets show you career prospects by sector - check them out


The engineering sector includes a wide range of organisations, work-fields and industries.


People who work in construction help to shape the world around them. They create the infrastructure that supports towns and cities. The infrastructure could be roads, bridges and railways or a facility such a business offices, home,schools or hospitals. It is an industry that never stands still.


The agriculture industry is one of the most vital sectors in our society.

Renewable Energy

The renewable energy industry focuses on renewable energy technologies including fuel sources such as biomass, hydro, marine, solar, wave and wind and plays a crucial role in the strategy to reduce carbon emissions.

Health & Social Care

The Health and Social Care sector includes any person or any organisation who provides healthcare support to people.

Visitor Economy

The visitor economy is made up of the tourism, hospitality and event industries.

This means the sector includes all job roles in accommodation services, food and beverage services, travel, sport and recreation, visitor attractions and conference services.

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