University Links

UCAS support

UCAS is the UK wide system for applying to university. Sixth Form students receive extensive support from the Garforth Academy Careers Team, their form tutors and subject teachers to help them to understand and navigate the process, and feel confident in their decision making and applications.

Local Universities

Three major local universities are  The University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University

for all other local universities please click the UCAS Local University Search

UK Universities

We encourage all students to find the right course for them, please use the UCAS link to look at Universities across the UK, you may find an interesting course in a part of the UK you have never been before! UCAS

The ‘UK Universities’ and ‘Subjects Library’ Tools on Unifrog also enable you to discover universities and courses. You can use Unifrog to support you with your personal statement writing. provides fantastic information on university courses and ‘what you can do with your degree’

Russell Group

The Russell Group are some of the most Elite Universities in the UK.  For more information on their membership click here.

Yorkshire Russell Group Universities: Excellence Hub

The Universities of LeedsSheffield and York jointly run an Excellence Hub each year for students from the region to participate in activities to support their application.  More information can be obtained here.

The Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber is a regional collaboration and the purpose of the programme is to develop exciting and purposeful opportunities for high achieving young people to help enrich their experiences in school/college.

Events delivered through the Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber are open to students from across the UK who have been identified by their school or college as being high achievingPlease note that there are additional eligibility criteria and a set application process for applying for events.

Universities: Oxbridge


If you’re thinking of applying to either Oxford or Cambridge universities, one of the first things you’ll find out is the college system. There are over 40 at Oxford and over 30 at Cambridge, and each one is different.

Deciding which to apply to will become clearer once you have thought about what subject you want to study, and once you’ve visited the two universities. We run trips to both in the summer. But in the meantime, you might want to browse our new Oxbridge college tree.

This diagram divides all the colleges up on the basis of three criteria: size, reputation and distance from the centre.

Universities: Study Abroad

For students who would like to study abroad or are considering studying abroad please speak to your careers advisor