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.

Parent/Carer?

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 careers.all@uspcollege.ac.uk
  • 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 info@uspcollege.ac.uk if you require further information.

The information on this page will be reviewed in March 2022.

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
www.aru.ac.uk   
No open events currently advertised

City, University of London
www.city.ac.uk     
No open events currently advertised
Please check the website for updates

King’s College London
www.kcl.ac.uk              
No open events currently advertised
Please check the website for updates

Kingston University London
www.kingston.ac.uk
Next open event 10 April 2021
Future events advertised 6 June, 7 July 2021

The University of Nottingham
www.nottingham.ac.uk
No open events currently advertised
Please check the website for updates

Loughborough University
www.lboro.ac.uk             
No open events currently advertised
Please check the website for updates

London Metropolitan University
www.londonmet.ac.uk   
Next open event 13 January 2021       

University of Greenwich
www.gre.ac.uk
Next open event 27 February 2021
Future event advertised 26 June 2021 

University of Essex
www.essex.ac.uk
No open events currently advertised 
Please check the website for updates

University of East London
www.uel.ac.uk
No open events currently advertised      
Please check the website for updates

Queen Mary University of London
www.qmul.ac.uk
Next open event 18 March 2021     

Birmingham City University
www.bcu.ac.uk   
No open events currently advertised
Please check the website for updates

London South Bank University
www.lsbu.ac.uk   
Next open event 13 January 2021       

University of Westminster
www.westminster.ac.uk
Next open event 13 March 2021
Future event advertised 12 June 2021

University of Portsmouth
www.port.ac.uk         
Next open events 9 January, 30 June,
3 July, 6 November, 4 December 2021

Nottingham Trent University
www.ntu.ac.uk
No open events currently advertised
Please check the website for updates

De Montfort University
www.dmu.ac.uk
Next open event 16 January 2021
Future event advertised 13 February 2021     

Middlesex University London
www.mdx.ac.uk   
No open events currently advertised
Please check the website for updates

University of Southampton
www.southampton.ac.uk         
No open events currently advertised 
Please check the website for updates

Canterbury Christ Church University
www.canterbury.ac.uk
Next open event 27 January 2021
Future events advertised 13 June, 19 June 2021      

University Open Days

For University Open Day Information: www.opendays.com

UK University Search: www.ukuniversitysearch.com

UK University Finder: www.universityfinder.org.uk

Whatuni: www.whatuni.com

Discover Uni: www.discoveruni.gov.uk

The UniGuide: www.theuniguide.co.uk

The Complete University Guide: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

UCAS: www.UCAS.com

Contact us to book an information, advice and guidance meeting