Part 4: Researching your shortlisted universities

Once you have selected some universities/courses from your matcher you can then start to research them in more detail.

Step 1:
Click on the Shortlist page.

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Step 2: If you have any universities you would like to add to your shortlist that were not suggested as university matches automatically, visit the Universities page and click on the Explore tab and type in the name of the university. 

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Step 3: Scroll through the list to find the specific university, browse their courses and click Shortlist. Repeat for any more universities you want to add.

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Step 4: To begin researching one of your shortlisted universities, in your Shortlist page, click on the blue name of the course or the university name. 

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Step 5: Once you click the university name or the course name, you will have some options on the right-hand side. Click the University Overview for a summary of the university and use the link to their website to find out more. At the bottom of this page check the physical location of the university on the map and look at the information on campus surroundings to familiarise yourself.

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Step 6: Use the Notes tab to save notes to your scrapbook. These notes can be anything you discovered in your research of the university, for example accommodation fees or financial aid options. Aim to add at least three notes per shortlisted university.
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You can also add a note directly from the Shortlist main page by clicking Add Note next for the university

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NOTE: If you are considering studying at either the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford use our Recommend colleges tool to find your 3 best match colleges. Find out more from our Oxbridge College Questionnaire FAQ


Now move on to Part 5: Selecting universities for your application list

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