Useful links

BBC Education

The BBC’s Education pages, dedicated to providing information related to the UK Education sector from up-to-the-minute news stories to school league and university tables.

Career Camel

Career Camel, a partner of the Deputy Prime Minister's Opening Doors campaign, offers a free, online platform dedicated to the provision of career advice, further education guidance and equal access to job and work experience opportunities. The site is packed full of vital information designed to equip users with the knowledge required to make informed decisions about their future. 


A site providing an online social learning experience, with free university courses from over 20 internationally renowned universities, available to learners around the world.

GOV.UK: 16 to 19 Bursary Fund

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19.

GOV.UK: Student Finance Pages

The student finance section of the site which brings together information on public services in England and Wales all in one place, providing details of finance and available help for undergraduates, postgraduates and international students.

Guardian Education

The Guardian’s online news service specifically providing information on the education sector.

Higher Education Funding Council (England) (HEFCE)

The organisation responsible for distributing public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges, aiming to promote high quality education and research.


i-studentglobal provides free information and resources for students looking to study overseas. It offers all the information needed to start research, covering everything from choosing and applying to universities, to visas, fees and accommodation. The website also contains seven interactive online subject guides, which contain articles about studying specific subjects overseas to help you decide what, and where, to study.


An e-teaching organisation designed to provide high quality learning for people over the age of 16.

NatWest Students

Hints and tips to help students be financially savvy at university.

National Careers Service

A dedicated website developed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in order to supply information and advice for young people. Key topics covered include Money, Learning, Careers and Your Rights.

National Learning and Work Institute (England and Wales)

The National Learning and Work Institute aims to encourage all adults to engage in learning of all kinds.

Nightline Association

A network of communication aiming to improve student mental health and wellbeing by offering a confidential listening, emotional support, information and supplies service, run by students for students at their university.

Northern Ireland Executive: Department for Employment and Learning

The department within the Northern Ireland Executive responsible for promoting learning and skills.

NUS (National Union of Students)

The voluntary membership organisation, containing a confederation of 600 students' unions, aiming to represent the interests of students and its member students' unions.

Office For Fair Access (OFFA)

The independent public body that helps safeguard and promote fair access to higher education.

Open University (OU)

The ‘Open University’ which offers higher education to all regardless of previous qualifications, experience or location.

Radio One: The Surgery/Advice Line

Radio One’s webpages dedicated to providing advice and support for a number of important issues including money, studying and student options.

Save the Student!

A website filled with advice and information on everything to do with student money. Run by a team of recent graduates and current students, the site houses lots of shared experience alongside daily deals and useful money saving tools. You can also download their free book "The Essential Student Guide to Finance”.

Scottish Government Education and Training Pages

The Scottish Government’s online pages dedicated to providing information on educational and training matters for those at various levels of their educational careers.

Student Birmingham

The website providing an inside look into what it’s like to be a student in the city of Birmingham, featuring resources, ‘top tips’ and the Birmingham ‘Lonely Planet Student Guide’.

Student Cash Point: Facebook Page

Our interactive Facebook page with all the latest education news alongside your thoughts and opinions.

Student Loans Company (SLC)

The UK-wide public sector organisation responsible for providing financial services and support - including loans and grants - to over one million students annually, in colleges and universities across the UK.

Times Higher Education

Formerly known as The Times Higher Education Supplement, the online site specifically reporting on news and other issues associated with higher education.


The organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK, additionally helping students to find the ideal course and institution for the start of their HE careers.

Universities UK (UUK)

The representative organisation for the UK’s universities.

Welsh Assembly Government Education Pages

The Welsh Assembly’s online pages dedicated to providing information on educational and training matters for those at various levels of their educational careers.

Which? University

Independent website providing tips, help, expert advice and an easy-to-use search tool to help prospective students choose the course and university best suited to them.