Thinking of University?
Even in the current economic climate there are lots of opportunities to go on to higher education. People with a degree have the potential to earn more and progress further, but it's important to find out all you can about the courses you are considering to decide whether university is the right thing for you and, if you do apply, to make sure you choose the right course for you. Here are some good websites to help you find out what you need to know -
www.ukcoursefinder.com - questionnaire to help you find the right subject
push.co.uk – finding the right university
www.ucas.com - official information on HE courses, links to University websites & how to apply
thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk – comprehensive HE guide
opendays.com – HE open days
scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo – interactive map of UK higher education institutions
www.aimhigher.ac.uk - complete guide to HE in England
www.hotcourses.com - search for undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time courses
open.ac.uk – studying with the Open University - part-ime degrees
fdf.ac.uk - what are foundation degrees?
spa.ac.uk – overview of admissions tests
graduate prospects - what do graduates do? what do graduates earn?
unistats.com – includes National Students Survey results
You can also try www.unionview.com for virtual visits to some universities.
Finance for your course:
www.support4learning.org.uk - student finance, funding and benefits
http://www.ucas.co.uk/students/studentfinance/ - student finance pages on UCAS
Date Posted: Friday 1 October 10