Still time to secure a university place for September 2022

If you think it’s too late to get to university this September, think again!

Blackpool and The Fylde College has been offering degree-level courses since 1994 and delivers the largest degree provision of any college in the UK.
Blackpool and The Fylde College has been offering degree-level courses since 1994 and delivers the largest degree provision of any college in the UK.

There is still time to secure your place on a degree course – and it could be right on your doorstep.

Blackpool and The Fylde College has been offering degree-level courses since 1994 and delivers the largest degree provision of any college in the UK.

There’s a fantastic range of subjects to choose from too from aeronautical engineering to early years education and everything in between. What’s more, they still have places available for September, so if you’re thinking about doing a degree now could be the perfect time to make that leap. You can find out more about your options here

Marvyn Atkinson, who recently completed an engineering degree at B&FC whilst working full-time and looking after a young family, said: “At one time I set a ceiling for myself, but now there are no limits to what I believe I can achieve.”

The college understands that as well as excitement there can also be some trepidation when it comes to making such a big decision - there may even be some genuine concerns that are stopping you from applying. So whilst they won’t pretend that degree level study isn’t challenging (that’s part of the fun!) they are keen to bust some of the myths that may be limiting your options.

Financial help and flexibility

Money is obviously one of the biggest concerns. Can you afford to do a degree? Well, the good news is that there’s so much help out there financially that you could find yourself in a much better position than you thought possible – check out their website for details of all the loans and bursaries available here.

And as they can help you determine exactly how much you’re entitled to, you can start your degree knowing exactly where you stand.

A university education could be closer to home than you think - and there's still time to secure a place for September

Coupled with this is a worry about how a degree will fit around family and work commitments. You’ll probably be surprised to learn that many of the courses only require attendance one day a week so studying here can be remarkably flexible.

For others, the biggest barrier to pursuing their dream is a fear of failure. This is especially true for adult learners who are returning to education after some time in the workplace. That’s why at Blackpool and The Fylde College they offer a wide range of support and short courses to prepare you for study at degree level alongside ongoing academic support once you’re here.

“Whilst current concerns about the rising cost of living may make people question whether doing a degree now is the right step, it’s all about futureproofing your career,” says Claire Frost, Marketing Director at Blackpool and The Fylde College. “Three years invested now will pay dividends for years to come and you don’t have to wait until next year to make a start.”

As Marvyn Atkinson, who recently completed an engineering degree at B&FC whilst working full-time and looking after a young family, comments: “At one time I set a ceiling for myself, but now there are no limits to what I believe I can achieve.”

Want to know more? Visit the Blackpool and The Fylde College website