Careers Advice

We are proud to offer each student high-quality support to ensure they fulfil their career goals.

USP College is committed to offering a careers service accessible to everyone, ensuring that all learners are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work.

The College offers high-quality, impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) that is stable, structured and delivered by experienced College staff who have the right skills and experience. All of our Careers Advisers are trained to at least Level 4.

We are firmly committed to delivering a CEIAG programme that is fully informed by the eight Gatsby Career Benchmarks and to the Baker Clause.


We acknowledge parents and carers' crucial input in helping learners make informed choices about their future career pathways. We work closely with them and welcome their involvement in their young person's progress and future career goals by keeping them informed and publishing the Careers Programme, which can be accessed on the College Careers Calendar. All activities are measured against the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Already a student with us?

Our CEIAG aim is to promote the benefits of learning, helping you address and overcome any barriers to learning and supporting you in making realistic and well-informed choices.

If you are thinking about what your next step might be, need UCAS support or want to enhance your CV, you can book an appointment with the Careers team in a number of ways.

  • Ask your Progress Coach to make a referral
  • Email the team at
  • Pop along to see the Careers team, located in the Libraries at each campus.

The CEIAG policy is currently in draft and will be published shortly. Please email if you require further information.

Find out what's happening in Careers

2022-2023 Careers Calendar

Not sure what career you'd like?

Discover a range of sectors, including possible careers, average salaries, courses you may need to take, apprenticeship routes and available jobs.

UCAS Guides & Information

Careers, Skills & Training


Thinking of applying to Oxford or Cambridge University, or applying for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science?

If you are considering any of the above options then the application process is slightly different to the majority of degree courses.

To support you with this the team have put together below a number of resources that will guide you through the process. Please use the additional links provided to aid your research so that you are informed and well prepared for the process.

Applying to Oxford or Cambridge - An Overview

Applying to Oxford or Cambridge - A Guide

Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine Applications

Interested in studying in the USA, Canada or Ireland?

If you are interested in studying overseas and are not sure of the process, please refer to our list of resources below that have been written to support you with the process.

You will also find the link to the UCAS website which has a specific area on studying overseas.

Applying to University in Ireland

Applying to University in Canada

Applying to University in USA

UCAS - Studying overseas

Top 20 University choices by USP Applicants

The institutions listed below are based on UCAS applications made by USP College students for 2021 entry to University.

Anglia Ruskin University   

City, University of London     

King’s College London              

Kingston University London

The University of Nottingham

Loughborough University             

London Metropolitan University    

University of Greenwich

University of Essex

University of East London

Queen Mary University of London

Birmingham City University   

London South Bank University      

University of Westminster

University of Portsmouth

Nottingham Trent University

De Montfort University    

Middlesex University London   

University of Southampton         

Canterbury Christ Church University

University Open Days

For University Open Day Information:

UK University Search:

UK University Finder:


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The UniGuide:

The Complete University Guide:


Contact us to book an information, advice and guidance meeting