Sixth Form, Higher Education, University

UCAS

Central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. Includes information and services for prospective students and parents on the whole range of options; undergraduate, post-graduate, teacher training, conservatoires, 16 – 18 choices, apprenticeships

Foundation Degrees

A foundation degree is a degree level qualification which focusses on a particular job or profession and combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant professional and technical skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and productivity in the work place. Equivalent to two thirds of a full honours degree, which can be topped up and is a fully flexible qualification allowing students to study part-time or full-time to fit their lifestyle

Oxbridge Applications

We provide expert guidance and support for students at every stage of their application to Oxford and Cambridge, as well as those applying to top UK medical and law schools.  Free resources available

Russell Group Universities

Informed Choices guide provides students and parents with information, advice and guidance about their post-16 subject choices, particularly if you have aspirations to study at a leading university. Advice from admissions professionals on the best subject combinations for a wide range of university courses, as well as, the best choices for students who want to keep their options open

Making A Level Subject Choices

Pick the right A-level subjects and options for you

Which?University

A free and independent website designed to help students and parents make more informed decisions about higher education choices. We provide an easy search by predicted grades of more than 30,000 full-time and part-time degree courses listed on UCAS, profiles of almost 300 different UK universities and colleges and advice to help you get there, written by students, careers advisers and other experts

Prospects

Prospects are the experts in graduate careers.  We help to guide students and graduates by providing information, advice, careers quiz, job opportunities, labour market information and more.

ApplytoUni

Information and advice on applying to university for students and parents covering open days, choosing courses, university guides, applying, personal statements, clearing

Whatuni

Compare university & degree courses using our comprehensive data and handy University Comparison Tool.  Degree course rankings, university reviews, degree course details, university profiles to help you decide the right course for you

BestCourse4Me

BestCourse4Me is your independent and free University Course Guide which shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get

allaboutschoolleavers

Find a school leaver job for school and college leavers.

University & College Open Days

The university and college open day directory. Browse and book your appointments online

University Taster Days and Events

Events listed include university and college taster days, workshops, residentials, open days, outreach events and widening participation opportunities. The searchable database of events gives students the chance to book activities directly with universities and see what a particular course or university is like

London Universities Course Taster Programme

The Taster Course Programme provides year 12 sixth form students with a taste of what life at a university in London is like.  Through your chosen taster course you will experience the different teaching methods used by university academics and gain an insight into the additional facilities available, whilst meeting students from across the UK.  All our taster courses are free to attend and you can choose a course from a variety of subjects taking place at the numerous participating universities. Courses range from voice and drama, to medicine and nursing, to computing and business.

Student Hut

The Student Review Site
Browse 1000s of reviews on student life – including courses, halls of residence, societies, nightclubs and more!

Sutton Trust Programmes

The Sutton Trust charity works to raise aspirations of young people from low and middle income backgrounds and to increase their chances of accessing top universities and the professions.   Their flagship programmes are UK and US Summer Schools, Pathways to the Professions and Access to the Workplace and Scholars Programme.

ADA National College for Digital Skills

Ada, the National College of Digital Skills is a specialist college and apprenticeship training provider which inspires the students of today to become the digital pioneers of tomorrow.  Ada works with industry to design and deliver an education that empowers its students to progress into highly skilled digital roles.