Counsellor Resources

As counsellors you play a vital role in students' university search process, and we hope to provide support throughout each step along the way. We will continue to add to the resources below, but you can also contact any of the BEST of U representatives for further advice in the application process.

Counsellor Tours

The consortium hosts counsellor tours in the summer for college counsellors to visit and learn more about each of our universities.  Counsellors can sign up to do one or both of the tours.  The host universities cover accommodation and food costs, so attendees are only responsible for paying for their flights and extra treats or souvenirs.

Northern Tour: Durham, Newcastle and York have been working together for more than 8 years to host a Northeast College Counsellors Tour which typically is the first week of July. Counsellors spend one day at each of the universities and then spend two days out in the area to experience some of our favourite North Eastern attractions.

Southern Tour: Bristol, Southampton and Warwick host a Southern College Counsellors Tour on either side of the Northern Tour. Counsellors will visit each of the universities for a day and have two days out in the region to see some of the UK’s most popular landmarks.

Registration for the 2018 Counsellor Tour is closed.