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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
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 
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 
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
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
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.