Useful Websites

General Sites

http://www.careers-portal.co.uk/ – over 2000 links to careers-related websites including how to get on to Art & Design courses and a bookshop.

http://www.schoolzone.co.uk – this covers a very wide range of topics. The career zone provides detailed profiles of many careers and much more.

http://www.prospects.co.uk – from Prospects Careers Services. It contains a whole range of careers related material and links to other useful sites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/webguide – click on Careers which offers much useful information and gateways to many other careers-based sites.

http://www.connexionscard.gov.uk – click on Career Bank. To find out about a particular job, use the A-Z; otherwise, click on the Career Sector.

http://www.springboard.hobsons.com – masses of careers-based information and links (NB. Hobsons is a publisher).

http://www.channel4.com/brilliantcareers – very popular with Year 11 students.

http://www.isco.org.uk – is the careers site of the independent schools’ sector. There is much useful information and a bookshop, but some programmes require payment.

www.hertschoices.org

www.hertsahead.org

www.channelmogo.org

www.hertsdirect.org

www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org

www.eclips-online.co.uk

www.connexions-direct.com

www.direct.gov.uk

www.ucas.tv

www.yougofurther.co.uk

Exam Boards

http://www.ocr.org.uk

http://www.edexcel.org.uk

http://www.aqa.org.uk

Year Out

http://www.gap.org.uk – GAP activity projects.

http://www.thegapyear.co.uk – a packed gap year site with loads of practical stuff and gap year search engine.

http://www.coolworks.com – 75,000 paid and voluntary opportunities in National Parks, ski resorts and ocean and gold resorts in the US.

http://www.gap-year.com – Gap year jobsite.

http://www.yearoutgroup.co.uk – is supported by UCAS and the OfEE and has a section on advice for advisers.

www.gogapyear.com

www.yini.org.uk

www.wearev.com

Studying Abroad

www.britishcouncil.org

http://ec.europa.eu/ploteus – Portal to learning opportunities in Europe

www.eurodesk.org.uk

www.erasmus.ac.uk – European Higher Education Exchange Programme

www.braintrack.com – Index of international higher education institutions

www.studyoptions.com – Studying in Australia and New Zealand

www.studycanada.ca

www.fullbright.co.uk

Higher Education

http://www.ucas.co.uk – a must for anyone thinking of HE in Britain. Links to all HE institutions and much more plus the new entry profiles.

http://www.student.com – another must, covers all aspects of student life.

http://www.hotcourses.com – enables the applicant to develop a personalised league table by matching their personal profile and extra curricular interests to a list of universities and colleges.

http://www.braintrack.com – allows you to reach university websites around the world.

http://www.hero.ac.uk – (Higher Education & Research Opportunities) lots of links for students, researchers, staff and employers and claims to be updated weekly.

http://www.fulbright.co.uk – is an absolute ‘must’ for anyone considering studying in the USA.

http://www.ukcoursefinder.com – (developed by the Morrisby Organisation) for students who do not know what they want to study or where. The online questionnaire enables the integration of students’ study interests with their exam subjects for a search of an HE database to find those courses best suited to them. The service is free.

http://www.opendays.com – provides lists of open days and how to get the most out of them.

www.foundationdegree.org.uk

http://education.guardian.co.uk/universityguide2009

www.thegooduniversityguide.org.uk

www.unionview.com

www.push.co.uk

www.opendays.com

Money for Studying and Advice on Budgeting

www.slc.co.uk

www.funderfinder.org.uk

www.support4learning.org.uk

www.scholarship-search.org.uk

www.everythingyouwantedtoknow.com

www.nhsstudentgrants.co.uk

http://bursarymap.direct.gov.uk/

www.uniaid.org.uk

www.hmrc.gov.uk

www.doughuk.com

www.nusonline.co.uk

Student Life

www.needtoknow.co.uk

www.nusonline.co.uk

www.thesite.org

www.palgrave.com/skills4study/

www.uniandu.org.uk

Other

http://www.shell-livewire.org – site of the organisation which helps 16 -30 year olds start and develop their own business and gives advice.

http://www.nhs.uk/careers – careers in the NHS.

http://www.newscientist.com/graduate – provides an important gateway to science career sources.

http://www.lawcareers.net – vacation placements, mini-puplilages, etc.

http://www.lcan.csu.ac.uk – the law careers advice network.

http://www.careerseurope.co.uk – offers guidance about careers, studying and professional training in Europe. Includes information about living and learning in Europe for non-EU citizens.

http://www.scholarship-search.org.uk – has details of possible HE grants and awards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtDig9xkQN0 – growth vs fixed mindset video.