External links

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

UCAS administers all of the applications to higher education courses in the UK. The UCAS website offers guidance and advice on higher education courses for students, careers advisers, parents and carers. Students can use the course search to browse and filter courses at universities across the country.

Student finance

  • Gov.uk gives detailed information about all aspects of student finance and is also the site through which finance applications are made. The finance calculator tool is also really helpful for getting an idea of how much money you might be entitled to for living costs whilst at university.
  • Money Saving Expert has a whole section on the student finance system from the perspective of an independent financial adviser.
  • The Student Loan Repayment website explains how students loans are repaid after university.
  • Students thinking of studying an NHS funded course or social work course will also need to look at the NHS website

Comparing universities

  • Unistats is a detailed website that uses statistics on a range of issues to compare universities across the UK
  • The Complete University Guide collates a range of different league tables and allows comparison of universities based on a number of factors.

Visiting universities

  • Opendays.com allows students to find out when universities across the country are having open events so that they can plan a number of visits in order to find the right place for them.
  • Uni taster days is a one-stop source of university and higher education taster events, workshops and open days for teachers, careers advisers and students.

Graduate career opportunities

  • The Prospects website offers graduate job and careers advice. University can dramatically improve career prospects by increasing graduates average salary and offering them more choice and variety of jobs.