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Further Education Guidance

Supra-curricular links 

Part of any application to University should illustrate how interested you are in your future course. Future Learn and HE+ have a variety of free courses you can sign up to that will expand your knowledge and demonstrate your curiosity for your chosen university course. You will likely not be invited for interview at Russell Group Universities if you cannot demonstrate such additional learning.

Future Learn: https://www.futurelearn.com/

Higher Education Plus (HE+): www.myheplus.com

BBC Ideas: https://www.bbc.com/ideas/

The EPQ - Extended Project Qualification -  is a simple means by which you can demonstrate both your interest in a subject and extend your knowledge of it. The EPQ is an approximate 5,000 word dissertation on a subject of your choice. This can be absolutely anything but it should be linked to your university course of choice. This will demonstrate your interest in that subject to your prospective university and success in your EPQ may result in lower entry requirements. Speak with Dr Stevenson for further details.

 

Universities and Locations 

Which? Guide to Universities https://university.which.co.uk/

Push – Independent university guide: https://www.push.co.uk/

University open days: https://www.opendays.com/

Applying to University 

UCAS: https://www.ucas.com/

Pure Potential – advice on UCAS applications; exemplars of personal statements with commentary www.purepotential.org

Student Room - Applying to University: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/university/apply/

Student Finance - You will likely need a loan to cover University fees and additional living expenses. This is where to go: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login

Student Cash Point: A site where you can see if you are eligible for bursaries or scholarships: http://www.studentcashpoint.co.uk/Default.aspx

Aim Higher 

Apprenticeships 

If you are interested in pursuing a more vocational or work-related Post-18 route, the following site is essential: https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Unsure? 

Not sure about what you want to do? Try these sites for ideas.

Not going to University: https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

General advice: https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/

icould: https://icould.com/

Careers Explorer: https://www.careersbox.co.uk