Virtual Careers Library – University and Higher Education
The sites below will help you with:
- choosing universities and courses
- writing your personal statement
- preparing for interviews
- working out your finances
- thinking about a gap year
Choosing a University, choosing a course and about student life:
Best Course 4 Me – Shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get
Push – An independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things ‘studentish’.
Which University – Helps you to make more informed decisions about your higher education choices; includes an easy search using predicted grades.
Apply to uni – Provides information on applying, fees and finance, personal statements, courses, university guides and open days.
The Guardian University Guide – The Guardian’s guide to helping you to choose the right university for you.
Real 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.
What 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.
Uni stats – The official website for comparing UK higher education course data
The Complete University Guide – provides the latest university league tables and rankings and gives detailed information about courses and information about university life.
Bright Knowledge – A Guide to careers, education and student life
Uni Lodgers – Provides information about student accommodation and costs
Applying to University:
UCAS – 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 – Includes help with writing personal statements.
Push – 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!
Gov.UK – Including loans, bursaries, grants, student finance and paying back loans
Apply to uni – This link takes you straight to the finance section of the Apply to Uni website.
Money Saving Expert – Tips and advice on fees, student loans, bank accounts and making your money go further.
Student 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.
Scholarship – Find scholarships for courses at UK universities.
The Scholarship Hub – Search for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries for university.
Conferences – Find out about scholarships supporting students in electrical and power engineering at leading UK universities
Career Pilot – Includes information about loans and financial support, employer sponsorship, scholarships, grants and bursaries
Push – Direct link to the student finance and budgeting section of the website.
Total Professions – Links to professional associations that give advice on entry routes, salaries, work experience and internships as well as vocational entry routes.
Hecsu – What do graduates do? Examines first degree graduate destinations six months after they graduated.