8 Aug '13

News Live Q&A: the university courses they don't tell you about

Struggling to find the perfect university course? Join us between 1-3pm to get expert advice on your university application

With so many university courses to choose from, finding the right one for you can be really hard. It's even tougher if you don't know about all the degree programmes on offer.

Everyone knows about subjects like English or maths, but there are plenty of hidden gems – from foundation degrees to vocational programmes in computer animation. How do you find the course that's right for you?

This Thursday from 1-3pm we're holding a live Q&A with university admission officers and careers advisers to find out about the courses you might have missed. Post your questions in the comments section below, or join us and our panel of experts to take part in the discussion.

Perhaps you're going through clearing and want to know more about your options. You might be applying next year and looking for advice on what's out there. Maybe you are just struggling to find a degree that really grabs you.

Our panel will be here to answer your questions and let you in on some lesser-known university courses.

The Panel

Roger Nuthall is the administrator at the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS, University of London

Stewart Harper is head of student admissions at Leeds Metropolitan University

Joy Mercer
is director of policy at the Association of Colleges. Her specialisms include careers guidance and the post-19 curriculum

Peter Truckel
is director of the VFX Hub at Bournemouth University. The VFX Hub is run in collaboration with the Arts University Bournemouth

Professor Helen Higson is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Aston University where her work includes leading on outreach and recruitment, learning and teaching, and employability

Simon Jones is the admissions and recruitment manager for Aston Business School, Aston University. He has worked within university admissions for 20 years

Nick Hynes is an Exam Results Helpline adviser. He has 25 years experience as a professional careers adviser

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