Radhika Dattani, who's just finished her undergraduate degree in Education, used her A-levels as a starting point.
"When making my decision I thought about the content of my A-Levels, my previous work experience and my future career plans. Education was the perfect course for me."
Many students can get caught up in the idea of going to a particular university rather than focusing on a particular course. Look at it the other way round, suggests Joanna Labudek, head of undergraduate admissions at the University of Birmingham.
“How do you want to study? Joint honours, single honours or a multidisciplinary course like our Liberal Arts and Sciences programme? Look for detailed course information – a BA in English at three different institutions will be very different." Make sure you do your research and compare the different courses out there.
You should also think carefully about the type of course you want to study. Do you want time out on a work placement, or to study abroad?