Links and useful contacts
There are lots of other websites and organisations that can give you information about different careers and university courses. After using bestCourse4me, it's a good idea to look into your options some more before making a final decision. These are some of the ones we've found and are a good place to start. (bestCourse4me is not responsible for any of the content on these sites.)
For more information on your options after school:
Look into different careers by watching videos by people in different jobs telling you what their working life is like.
Do you want to 'try before you apply'? Go on a Headstart course and find out what being a STEM undergraduate is really like before you fill in your UCAS form
Lots of information and advice on careers, further study, and other things to do after university
A careers site for students, graduates and school leavers. Career Camel offers jobs, internships, advice and courses.
StudentJobs is an online job portal specialising in part-time and full-time jobs, internships, placements and graduate jobs.
- Succcess at School
A careers site for students, aged 13-18, to explore jobs, connect with employers and pick up work and study advice.
Charity providing support to young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.
- Save The Grauduate
A website dedicated to guiding students through both career and life choices beyond education. It has hundreds of useful guides and a powerful careers search engine.
- Inspiring Interns
Inspiring Interns is an intern recruitment agency based in London. Browse their website for internship vacancies, graduate jobs and advice on recording a video CV.
Government careers advice website with lots of useful information for 13-19 year olds, and a phone number if you'd like ot speak with someone about career choices.
Social Mobility Foundation provides a range of supports for bright, less privileged A Level students to enable them to realise their potential, by progressing to good universities and into top professions and businesses.
AllAboutCareers is a social careers website aimed at young people aged 16-24 with information about apprenticeships, internships and graduate schemes as well as in-depth coverage of 24 industries.
- Target Jobs
The largest choice of graduate jobs, internships and work experience, and expert adviceon how to get hired.
Careerjet gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites
For more information on choosing, applying for, and going to a university:
The organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK, with lots of advice on making your choice and the application process.
- Which? University
What to study, where to go, and how to get there . . .
- Informed Choices
The Russell Group's Guide to making the right A level choices
- The Telegraph UCAS Calculator
The Telegraph UCAS Calculator converts your A and AS Level grades into UCAS points. Find at what sensible or random courses you could study at university with this UCAS Calculator.
University guide for students.
- Student Relaunch
Advice and guidance service for early leavers of higher education
Guide to surviving university by students for students.
Information and advice on student life.
Advice on the decisions and application processes from A levels through Uni to life after Uni.
'The ruthlessly independent guide to UK universities'
Guides to and reviews of universities and courses, info about open days etc.
Office for Fair Access promotes fair access to higher education.
Bright Knowledge is a library of resources and news to help students of all ages. Bright Knowledge is created by the national educational charity Brightside: www.thebrightsidetrust.org
For more information on the cost of a university education and student debt:
Dedicated to helping you save money and find the best deals, based on detailed journalistic research.
- The Scholarship Hub
An online database for studens to search for scholarships, grants and bursaries. Search by institution, subject or reason for the award.
Advice on student finance.
Advice on getting a loan, grant or insurance.
UCAS site on student finance.
Charity promoting social mobility through improved access to education.
For a summary of how bursaries and grants work.
Check out the bursary searcher.
Price comparison site for students
- Part-Time Job Hunt
Online resource that guides young people towards fining part-time work.
Job search aggregator that indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards.
For more information on particular subjects you could study at uni:
Design and Technology
Business studies and economics