All new data now loaded onto the website

We are pleased that all of the data on the site has been updated.

You will now see the latest information from the Higher Education Statistics Authority for the 2010/11 academic year, linked with Labour Force Survey data through the end of 2011. These two data sets linked together show the actual entry requirements that students were accepted onto specificx courses with, as well as the average salaries and occupations for people, depending on their degree.

Have a look!

 

 

Personal Statements - what are they for?

Posted: 02:30, 31 October 2013

Our good friend, Johnny Rich, has some strong opinions and good tips for personal statements. Click here to read it.

Choosing a degree course and application deadlines are on our mind in this month's newsletter.

Posted: 01:15, 31 October 2013

Choosing a degree course and application deadlines are on our mind in this month's newsletter. October 2013

Zoe blogs about preparing for interviews

Posted: 12:39, 29 October 2013

Zoe, one of our student bloggers, shares some helpful tips on how to prepare for interviews. Click here to read it.

Tom blogs about half term fun

Posted: 04:37, 28 October 2013

Tom, one of our student bloggers, shares some ideas on how to have fun this half term. Click here to read it.

Zoe blogs about what it's like after submitting your application

Posted: 04:08, 04 October 2013

Zoe, one of our student bloggers, shares her experience of submitting her application. Click here to read it.

Tom blogs about personal statements

Posted: 11:55, 24 September 2013

Tom, one of our student bloggers, provides his strategy for writing a personal statement. Click here to read it.

Personal statements and choosing your course covered in this newsletter

Posted: 05:15, 20 September 2013

Personal statements and choosing your course are some of the topics covered in this month's newsletter. September 2013

We get a mention in the Independent

Posted: 03:42, 10 September 2013

Click here to read the latest newspaper item that we are featured in, entitled 'It pays to teach kids how much they'll earn'.

Audition Advice for Those Thinking about a Career in Acting

Posted: 03:16, 09 September 2013

Young actress, Emily Jane Kerr, talks about her experience of getting into drama school and auditions. Click here to read it.

Zoe blogs about how to make the most of your final year of school

Posted: 05:08, 06 September 2013

Zoe, one of our student bloggers, blogs about creating a "bucket list" to make your final year of school memorable. Click here to read it.

Tom blogs about having a "Plan B"

Posted: 02:37, 30 August 2013

Tom, one of our student bloggers, blogs about keeping your options open and how it is essential to have a Plan B! Click here to read it.

Zoe blogs about personal statements

Posted: 12:45, 02 August 2013

Zoe, our student blogger, blogs about planning and perfecting your personal statement. Click here to read it.

Tom blogs about Summer Jobs

Posted: 01:55, 30 July 2013

Tom, one of our student bloggers, talks money, summer jobs and thinking ahead and "out-the-box". Click here to read it.

Lucy Skipper from icould.com blogs about getting "work-ready"

Posted: 12:34, 29 July 2013

Lucy Skipper the Content Manager for icould.com, a careers website providing inspiration and ideas for young people, gives advice about getting yourself "work-ready" early in university life. Click here to read it.

Zoe, our student blogger, blogs about university open days

Posted: 05:12, 01 July 2013

Zoe, one of our student bloggers, shares her experiences of university open days. Click here to read more about her adventures.

Brilliant New Tab in the Explore Section...

Posted: 02:25, 24 June 2013

Big news! We've now added a new tab called "See and Print Everything", which collates all the choices you make on the other tabs (A level, Degree, University and Careers) and shows all the information relevant to you in graphs and charts, this ma...

The Times interviews bestcourse4me founder

Posted: 02:44, 20 June 2013

The Times interviewed bestcourse4me founder, Steven Edwards, on how the website can assist students to make wise university and course choices. Click here to read the article.

Tom, our student blogger, blogs about university choices

Posted: 02:32, 20 June 2013

Tom, one of our student bloggers, continues to share his experiences on choosing the right university and course for you. Click here to read it.

The latest newsletter for students is here!

Posted: 12:58, 20 June 2013

You aren't quite off the hook yet! This month's newsletter has tips for Year 12 and 13 students about what to be doing after your exams have finished and your applications are done. June 2013

Founder of bestCourse4me recognised for services to education in Honours List

Posted: 11:01, 14 June 2013

Steven Edwards, Chief Executive and co-founder of the free university and earnings comparison website bestCourse4me, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. The website - which brings together detailed earnings and destinati...

Johnny Rich blogs about uni value for money

Posted: 12:50, 13 June 2013

Johnny Rich, media and higher education specialist with various roles on leading brands such as Push, Push Talks and UniQs, mulls over the issues around value for money in higher education. Click here to read it.

Introducing Tom, our new student blogger

Posted: 04:32, 03 June 2013

Tom, our new student blogger fresh from finishing his exams, introduces himself and begins to share his university application process with us. Click here to read it

Read our blog about what uni students worry about

Posted: 02:53, 26 May 2013

Christine Buccella, director of bestCourse4me, shares the findings of the market research we did into what undergraduates worry most about when they are thinking about their future. Click here to read it

Our new student blogger blogs for the first time

Posted: 11:56, 24 May 2013

Introducing Zoe, our new student blogger who will be sharing her trip from A levels to uni with us. Welcome to bC4me, Zoe! Click here to read it

Open days and financial aid are the hot topics in this month's newsletter.

Posted: 11:54, 24 May 2013

Open days and financial aid are the hot topics in this month's newsletter. May 2013  

Our latest blogger gives good advice on choosing A levels

Posted: 09:58, 20 May 2013

Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education at Cambridge and a big help to us at bestCourse4me, has some very useful advice for choosing A levels. Click here to read it.  

In the news again! - Times Higher Ed story about international students

Posted: 12:27, 02 May 2013

The Times Higher Ed uses bestCourse4me data to disprove the assertion that foreign students get into UK universities with lower grades. THE May 2013  

E-newsletter - revision tips and narrowing uni offers

Posted: 03:52, 26 April 2013

Revision tips and narrowing uni offers feature in our student newsletter this month. April 2013

Latest blog: It's Not Just the Grades!

Posted: 03:45, 26 April 2013

Andy Gardner, the friendly and very clever Independent Careers and HE Advisor at JFS School, gives advice on how to triumph in the admissions process for highly selective university courses here.

Here's our latest student newsletter

Posted: 10:50, 21 March 2013

How do you narrow down your uni offers? What to do with your free time at uni? Our newsletter has the answers. March 2013

Top unis accept state schoolers with lower grades

Posted: 12:50, 22 February 2013

We've had a lot of press about the analysis that we produced which shows that state school students are accepted at top universities with lower grades. Read about it here.

Our latest student newsletter is here

Posted: 06:17, 20 February 2013

Student accommodation and narrowing down your uni offers are the hot topics in this month's newsletter. Read all about it here February 2013

The latest edition of our e-newsletter for teachers

Posted: 09:43, 31 January 2013

Read about how to use the site to help students this term in Year 9, Year 12 and Year 13. Plus lots of other information. Teacher e-newsletter

Our latest student newsletter is here

Posted: 05:50, 25 January 2013

As year 13s finish submitting their UCAS applications and start to prepare to hear what the unis think of them, it's time for year 12s to get out their new year's resolution list and write 'find my ideal uni' at the top. Read all about it in ...

All new data now loaded onto the website

Posted: 12:51, 11 January 2013

We are pleased that all of the data on the site has been updated. You will now see the latest information from the Higher Education Statistics Authority for the 2010/11 academic year, linked with Labour Force Survey data through the end of 20...

Our student e-newsletter focuses on student finance issues this month

Posted: 02:20, 27 November 2012

Want the low-down on managing your money at university? Our e-newlsetter has the information you need. November 2012

Read our blog about getting a graduate job

Posted: 12:32, 20 November 2012

Richard Claridge, a recent university graduate, shares his advice for getting a good job straight out of university. Click here to read it.  

The October newsletter is here!

Posted: 12:18, 02 November 2012

Wondering which universites would accept you? Need tips for writing an excellent personal statement? Then read this month's newsletter. October 2012  

Daily Telegraph features our data

Posted: 04:30, 24 October 2012

The Daily Telegraph has written a series of features using our data. You can read them here: 20 September 2012 22 October 2012 23 October 2012

bestCourse4me works with Which?

Posted: 02:44, 02 October 2012

Here's a recent release we created about our work on the Which? University website: bestCourse4 me, the national education charity which funds a website offering statistics on entry requirements and career outcomes from almost every course...

Our latest blog

Posted: 12:49, 28 September 2012

Want to know what course has a 53% graduate unemployment rate? And which ones have the greatest chance of employment? Click here to read more about it.

September newsletter available

Posted: 11:05, 28 September 2012

Thinking about going to university? What should you be doing now? Read our September newsletter to find out. September 2012

The August newsletter is here.

Posted: 02:53, 27 August 2012

The August edition of our monthly newsletter is out! Find out all you need to know about up and coming deadlines, what you should be doing at this stage of the year and even some news to boot. August 2012   Happy reading.

Attention students! It's newletter time

Posted: 04:10, 30 July 2012

If you are a Year 12 or 13 student, drop that sausage, cancel your holiday plans, and instead read all about our tips on what you should be doing this summer to prepare for university. July 2012

Steve Edwards' speech at the National Career Guidance conference

Posted: 04:04, 30 July 2012

Steve Edwards, the founder of bestCourse4me, talks to education colleagues at the National Careers Guidance show at Wembley in March 2012 about the need for accurate information to be made available to Careers Guidance experts.

Read our blog about 1st year at uni

Posted: 11:45, 20 July 2012

Our lovely summer intern, Liz, has written a blog about her experiences and advice on surviving your first year at university. Click here to read all about it.

Our latest newsletter is out!

Posted: 03:25, 03 July 2012

How is Clearing like a Jedward album? What should you be doing now exams are over? Find out all about it in our June newsletter.

May newsletter here

Posted: 09:58, 28 May 2012

Exams over, now looking for a summer job? Maybe this can help. Our May newsletter is out. May 2012

We are blogging!

Posted: 03:42, 21 May 2012

bC4me is dipping their toe into the blogosphere. Click here to read our first one about Olympics careers and the courses that will get you there.

Read our April newsletter

Posted: 03:36, 23 April 2012

This month, read our sage advice that there may be better places to get your information about university than from the man who lives at the bus station. Read on . . . April 2012

Our article in Career Guidance Today

Posted: 02:38, 23 April 2012

Read our article that talks about all of our latest features and gives tips on how the site can be best used to help students make good choices about higher education. Click here to read all about it.

March newsletter is out

Posted: 03:52, 05 April 2012

Find out about the beauty of leaving your options open. And other stuff. March 2012

Extra Employment Info Available

Posted: 11:22, 15 March 2012

We've been busy adding new graphs to the Search Summary page. You can now see 15 graphs, with information about employment prospects for courses, universities, and the two together, as well as top ten A levels for specific courses at specific...

The Good, the Bad and the Unreliable

Posted: 12:59, 07 March 2012

Steve Edwards presentation The Good, the Bad and the Unreliable at the National Careers Guidance Show can be found on this page.

Steve's THE piece!

Posted: 01:48, 27 January 2012

Have a look at our founder Steve's opinion piece in the THE Times Higher Education - Break the supplier chains

January newsletter out!

Posted: 10:45, 11 January 2012

The January edition of our monthly newsletter is out! Find out all you need to know about up and coming deadlines, what you should be doing at this stage of the year and even some news to boot. January 2012 click on the link to open the ne...

UCAS deadline is looming

Posted: 11:47, 10 January 2012

January is big month for uni applications - there's deadlines, interviews and offers. And even for those who aren't doing the whole UCAS thing till 2013, the new year means the start gun on the process has been fired. If your UCAS applicat...

iPad 2 presentation

Posted: 02:14, 14 December 2011

On 28th November 2011 bestCourse4me visited the South London school of iPad 2 winner Jermaine Dyer to present him with his prize. Here are some pictures from the day Year 12 student Jermaine with his prize   Rebekah Salmo...

iPad winner chosen

Posted: 11:22, 23 November 2011

During our schools tour in conjunction with Push all those who signed up for our monthly e-newsletter were entered into a prize draw to win an iPad. The winner has now been chosen and on Monday they will be presented with their prize. Watch t...

Facebook prize draw

Posted: 01:54, 17 November 2011

For every 50 facebook likes we receive one luck liker will receive £20 iTunes vouchers. Get liking and get winning Go to bestCourse4me facebook page

Latest Newsletter

Posted: 01:30, 17 November 2011

Roll up..roll up..read all about it. The November issue of our newsletters in out, promising to get you up to date with what you should be doing, clue you up on all the latest student finance news and even give you some interesting facts to m...

Students more worried about the cost of studying than getting a job

Posted: 05:11, 10 September 2011

Embargoed until 00:01 Monday 12 September 2011 Press contact Alex Rowe 020 7924 7555 / alex.rowe@communitas-pr.co.uk Research carried out this week (9 September) by the website bestCourse4me - the site which gives independent informat...

Is uni worth it?

Posted: 12:33, 22 July 2011

Making that decision of whether to go to university is undoubtedly a big one. With tuition fees looming and the pull of finally being able to earn some money in full time employment seemingly right around the corner, it may feel like skipping...