Useful website links
http://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk– The website of the government National Career Service with a wealth of advice on entering all job sectors.
www.ulas.co.uk– ULAS website where students can use the personal statement and CV builder tools so they can excel in applications for university, jobs and apprenticeships. Please see Mrs Hanson for further information.
www.ucas.com– UCAS official website for students making university applications.
http://unistats.direct.gov.uk- Unistats website – browse this to gain information for all UK university courses about employment rates after the course, average fees, accommodation costs, teaching and assessment methods and so on.
http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/- Another handy guide providing information on UK universities.
http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2016/may/23/university-league-tables-2017- Guardian University Guide 2017 – enables you to compare the effectiveness of different universities and courses under a whole range of criteria.
http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/school-and-college-in-the-uk/subject-choices-at-school-and-college/- Informed Choices guidance from the Russell Group about appropriate subjects to choose to help students stand the best chance of success in applications for elite universities.
www.opendays.com– Calendar of open days at all UK Higher Education Institutions.
www.prospectusfinder.co.uk– Order university prospectuses
www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo- an interactive map, showing the location of HE institutions around the UK
www.slc.co.uk– Student Loans Company website.
www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance- Government website student finance application portal.
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/?tab=sect35– A range of impartial advice available on student loans, grants, bursaries, bank accounts and so on, as well as tips on how to make the most of your money while you are studying.
http://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk– Provides a tool to search for and compare available scholarships and bursaries from UK universities.
Further Education – local providers
http://www.leedscitycollege.ac.uk/- Leeds City College
http://www.lcb.ac.uk– Leeds College of Building
http://www.lcm.ac.uk/- Leeds College of Music
http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/- Leeds College of Art & Design
See the relevant website for details on how to apply to courses for these institutions.
Routes into employment and apprenticeships
www.leedspathways.org.uk– Leeds City Council’s central hub for all information regarding local jobs and careers.
www.ataleeds.co.uk– Leeds Apprenticeship Training Agency website has links to all local apprenticeship vacancies with details on how to apply.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk– Provides a wealth of information regarding options for students leaving Sixth Form who do not wish to pursue a university option – includes support on making the most of your gap year, or search for apprenticeships or employer School Leaver Programmes.
http://www.thebigchoice.com/Jobs/North_East_England_-_Yorkshire_and_Humberside/- This website provides live application vacancies for school leaver programmes in this region – use the buttons down the left-hand side to refine searches.