St John Plessington Catholic College

Useful Websites

These links can be used to visit sites where you can search for/apply for suitable University courses and assist you with the writing of your personal statement.

UCAS Course Finder www.ucas.ac.uk/students/coursesearch 
Course Finder Site http://www.ukcoursefinder.com/help.aspx?theme=4
Personal Statement Site www.studential.com
Advice for students' parents www.ucas.com/parents
Unistats: Use to make an informed choice about what University you want to go to. It features statistical results of universities, colleges, subjects and teaching styles, covering employment prospects www.direct.gov.uk/unistats
Information about student finance & how to apply www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance/GettingStarted/index.htm
Pure Potential is an independent organisation in the country that helps tens of thousands of bright, state-educated students with their journey through student finance, UCAS forms and career choices. www.purepotential.org
University League Tables http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/single.htm?ipg=8727
University tables http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/datablog/2010/jun/15/university-tables-spreadsheet
Open Days www.opendays.com
This is a graduate careers website, with useful information about different careers and options with your chosen subject. Many graduate jobs are also advertised here. www.prospects.ac.uk 
A website for the council of voluntary services. Opportunities can be searched by local post code, type of opportunity and time of day and week available. www.do-it.org.uk 
Unistats: includes the student satisfaction survey and graduate employment figures by subject and university. www.unistats.co.uk 
Students can look at bursaries and scholarships available at each university. http://bursarymap.direct.gov.uk
National apprenticeship website set by the government for a wide range of apprenticeships. www.apprenticeships.org.uk 
A website for young people to refer to who do not intend to go to university. www.notgoingtouni.co.uk 
The adult service next step website. A helpful website for all job profile information, CV builder and all different skills information. www.nextstepdirectgov.uk 
This gives information of the financial implications of going to university and provides a student calculator to allow you to plan your finances. http://yourfuture.direct.gov.uk 
Student Finance England have a dedicated 'hub' for students considering going to university in 2012/13 -giving them the latest news, advice and tools re finance arrangements. www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance 
This site allows students to not only input a subject they are thinking of studying but also to input predicted grades and it will bring up a list of courses that they could apply for. It also shows how much the university is charging for tuition fees http://www.whatuni.com 
Find Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries for UK Students | The Scholarship Hub http://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/
Single access point for career's information, advice and guidance in your local area.  www.merseyinteractive.com
Online library of careers related film, news and information. Look at information on the Liverpool Super Port here. www.careersbox.com
Schools Improvement http://schoolsimprovement.net/guest-post-careersbox-a-free-video-based-online-careers-resource-for-young-people/
Merchant Navy website. www.careersatsea.org
National Careeers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages/top10interviewquestions.aspx
Free online courses https://www.futurelearn.com/
Attention Future Medics http://www.themedicportal.com/
How to write a winning apprenticeship application https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/442593/How-to-write-winning-application.pdf
GetMyFirstJob http://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/
UCAS https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/track-your-application/interview-invitations
UCAS - How to prepare for interviews

http://university.which.co.uk/advice/ucas-application/university-interviews-how-to-prepare

How to Prepare for a University Interview http://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers-advice/article/how-to-prepare-for-a-university-interview
How to apply http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/medialibrary/howtoapply/preparing-for-interviews.pdf
The University of Manchester http://www.ukuniversitysearch.com
Guide to UK Degree Apprenticeships Guide to UK Degree Apprenticeships.