Higher Education

So you’re thinking of going to University? Let us help you get the place you want.

We've got all the advice to get you through to University.

Thinking of going to University? Well you've come to the right place. Throughout these pages, we can give you lots of advice and information from what you need to consider before applying, to key deadline dates through to help with finance. After all, going to University can be an expensive business and you want to be confident that you've picked a course and a University that is right for you.


94% of Gateshead College students who applied to UCAS secured a place.


We can help

If you’re looking for advice and support to help you apply to University, the Careers Guidance Service is the place to come. 

Ground Floor, Baltic Campus
Academy for Sport
Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics

Get in touch

Email: career.guidance@gateshead.ac.uk
Telephone: 0191 490 2216


When we work:

Monday: 9.30am-5.00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9.30am-6.30pm
Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm

How We Can Help

We can provide you with a whole heap of advice and guidance and we offer one to ones with students to give you a hand with everything from:

Finding the right course
UCAS registration
Your application
Studying Abroad
The alternatives

Book an appointment with one of our dedicated Careers Advisers


Planning a session with us

Get the most out of your session by getting prepared before you meet us:

  • Read your UCAS Guide [link to guide]
  • Research Higher Education programmes on the UCAS website
  • Start the registration process 
  • Ask your tutor for a reference as soon as possible
  • Start writing your Personal Statement. Use our guide to help you structure this [link to guide page] and if you want advice, please bring it with you.
  • Bring along your :
    - Gateshead College student login password
    - Your UCAS login
    - Your UCAS ID number — we won’t get far without these.