Alternatives to University
HE @ FE
Some Colleges and sixth forms provide opportunities to study University level courses.
HNC - Higher National Certificate which is a Level 4 qualification
HND - Higher National Diploma which is a Level 5 qualification
You can read about them here
Check out the information for Higher Education Courses at North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College
A degree apprenticeship is where you study for your degree while also working and learning on the job experience. One benefit is that you will also be earning while you learn.
Most of your time will be spent with your employer, but there will still be some time spent studying at your college or university. You can gain your Undergraduate degree or even a Master's through degree apprenticeships.
Read more about them here
If going away to University isn't for you, there is always the option to study for a degree online. Places like The Open University offer excellent courses that you can take from home.
Check out their website here