University: taking the unconventional route

You don't have to follow the traditional 'GCSE– A-level – university' route to be successful these days. What's right for one person, might be completely wrong for another – and we all have to forge our own path through life.

But, even if you've taken a more unconventional route through your education, university can be an option for you and could be the stepping stone you need to get you where you want to be.

We've gathered together some inspirational stories from people who have overcome the odds or taken a more unconventional route to university, to show you how it can be done.

Against all odds: how going to university changed my life
What is a degree apprenticeship and is it right for me?
Meet Corinne
video
Meet Bliss
Meet Megan
video
Meet Dominique
Meet Josh
video
When life gets in the way
video
What is Clearing?
Meet Annaleigh
video
Meet Laura
video
Meet Ed
video
Meet Taylor