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Which subject? | Which university? | How to apply | Clearing | Finance | Gap Year | Studying abroad | Emotional issues | Mature Students | Students with special needs | What next after HE?

Which subject?

UCAS
www.ucas.com
Most important HE site. Basic details on all courses/institutions in the UK You can can search by subject/place to get a list of courses. Direct links to all individual college and uni sites, plus "new" qualifications.

Which university?

THESIS (Times HE Supplement)
www.thesis.co.uk
Times university league tables incorporating HE Funding Council’s ratings for research and Quality Assurance Agency’s (QAA) ratings for teaching.

PUSH Guide to Universities
www.push.co.uk
Gives a student’s eye view of every UK university – what sort of place it is, student life etc. plus non-stuffy advice on choosing courses and places.

Universitiesnet
www.universitiesnet.com
Provides advice and guidance for students from applying to university, coping when you get there, right through to choosing a career.

How to apply

UCAS
www.ucas.com/apply/info
Step by step advice on completing the UCAS form.

Clearing

UCAS
www.ucas.com/clearing
Advice on clearing and vacancies during results period.

Finance

UK Student News
www.ukstudentnews.co.uk
Practical student noticeboard with loan calculator, top-up fees report, news summary and more

UCAS
www.ucas.com/getting/money
Financial advice section

DfES
www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport/
Financial support for students

Student Loans Company
www.slc.co.uk
Key information about student loans.

Gap Year

Gapyear.com
www.gapyear.com
Travel, money, insurance and visas - get the answers to all your gap year questions here.

Gap-year.com
www.gap-year.com
Information about taking a year out. This site also has a messageboard for gappers and links to lots of other gap year opportunities.

Gapwork.com
www.gapwork.com
Advice to help young people work and travel abroad, on their gap year.

GAP Activity Projects
www.gap.org.uk
Arranges placements on overseas voluntary work projects.

Community Service Volunteers (CSV)
www.csv.org.uk

Voluntary work projects in the UK

Year in Industry
www.yini.org.uk
Organises paid work experience placements between school and university.

Lonely Planet
www.lonelyplanet.com
Info on independent travel world-wide

Studying abroad

Careers Europe
www.careerseurope.co.uk

Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges
www.britishcouncil.org

Fulbright Commission
www.fulbright.co.uk

Educational exchanges to the USA.

Iko Poran
www.ikoporan.org
Brazilian international volunteer organization.

International Education
www.internationaleducationmedia.com

A guide to universities, colleges and schools worldwide.

i-to-i.com
www.i-to-i.com

i-to-i provide volunteer programs abroad in conservation, teaching English, work experience, journalism, media, IT health, care work. They are also suppliers of esl/tefl training courses.

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