Virtual Careers Library – University and Higher Education

The sites below will help you with:


Choosing a University, choosing a course and about student life:

  Coursefindr – Makes it easy to find your perfect course


ImageGen.ashxBest Course 4 Me – Shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get


push_logo_1Push –  An independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things ‘studentish’.


5b17eea01f4c01401f5f8b7f04c0696d_400x400Which University –  Helps you to make more informed decisions about your higher education choices; includes an easy search using predicted grades.


apply-to-uni-logoApply to uni –  Provides information on applying, fees and finance, personal statements, courses, university guides and open days.


2000px-The_Guardian_2.svgThe Guardian University Guide – The Guardian’s guide to helping you to choose the right university for you.


animated-logo-revisedReal uni –  An alternative prospectus that provides student-written advice on applying for University, builds profiles of Universities, and allows you to contact University students across the country.


whatuni_logoWhat Uni –  Compares University & degree courses to help you decide where to apply to.  Includes sections on the best route to your dream job, what students who did the same A levels as you are doing, blogs, advice and videos.


UnistatsUni stats – The official website for comparing UK higher education course data


complete-university-guide-2016-3_3-CUG 2The Complete University Guide –  provides the latest university league tables and rankings and gives detailed information about courses and information about university life.


bright-knowledge-logoBright Knowledge –  A Guide to careers, education and student life


indexUni Lodgers –  Provides information about student accommodation and costs




Applying to University:


logoUCAS –  The site you use to apply to university – it’s packed with information about universities, the courses they offer, as well as finance etc.


apply-to-uni-logoApply to uni –  Includes help with writing personal statements.


push_logo_1Push –  Direct link to ‘Getting a Place at Uni’ with sections about interviews, the applications process, tips on personal statements, getting in to Oxbridge, applying for art and design courses, vocational courses vs non vocational courses and jobs you definitely don’t need a degree for!



Student Finance:


opengraph-image-a1f7d89ffd0782738b1aeb0da37842d8bd0addbd724b8e58c3edbc7287cc11deGov.UK – Including loans, bursaries, grants, student finance and paying back loans


apply-to-uni-logoApply to uni –  This link takes you straight to the finance section of the Apply to Uni website.


MoneySavingExpert_logoMoney Saving Expert – Tips and advice on fees, student loans, bank accounts and making your money go further.


imageStudent Calculator –  Use the online Student Calculator to create a personalised budget to work out how much going to university is likely to cost, and to help you manage your money when you are there.


ss-logoScholarship –  Find scholarships for courses at UK universities.


scholarshiphub_logo_1The Scholarship Hub – Search for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries for university.


ietlogotopleftConferences – Find out about scholarships supporting students in electrical and power engineering at leading UK universities


cp-logo-newCareer Pilot – Includes information about loans and financial support, employer sponsorship, scholarships, grants and bursaries


push_logo_1Push –  Direct link to the student finance and budgeting section of the website.





site_logoTotal Professions – Links to professional associations that give advice on entry routes, salaries, work experience and internships as well as vocational entry routes.


hecsu_logoHecsu – What do graduates do? Examines first degree graduate destinations six months after they graduated.