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    Useful websites

    www.ucas.comContains details of all UK Higher Education Institutions and courses. Links to “Apply” the online application service. This is the vital starting point and links to loads of useful information.

    www.unistats.comGives info on teaching quality and student satisfaction at institutions and on particular courses.

    nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.ukInformation and advice for young people.

    www.icould.comInformation and ideas on career choice or career change.

    www.prospects.ac.ukContains statistics of recent graduates and information on what you can do with your degree.

    www.push.co.ukIndependent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days and finance.

    university.which.co.ukHelp and information with locating university courses.

    www.successatschool.orgHelp in choosing your next steps

    www.getingofar.gov.ukThe place to find apprenticeships that may be on offer in your area.

    www.notgoingtouni.co.ukAdvice on your options if you decide that university is not the place for you.

    Finance

    www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinanceInformation about applying for finance. Students and parents can register interest on line and be kept up to date by email.

    www.scholarship-search.org.ukInformation on scholarships which students may be able to apply for.

    Gap Year

    www.yearoutgroup.orgDetails on a wide range of gap year options.

    www.ivsgb.orgDetails about a year in Industry and student placements.

    www.bunac.orgInformation on working, volunteering and teaching jobs abroad.

    www.campamerica.co.ukInformation on working in an American summer camp.

    www.gapyear.comInformation on back packing, volunteering and travel mates.

    Study Abroad

    www.studylink.comInformation on studying abroad.

    www.fulbright.co.ukDetails on studying in the USA, including SAT tests.