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Ashmole
sixth form

Higher Education Evening

Each year we invite both students and parent/carers to a Higher Education Evening. The evening focuses on Post 18 choices including applying to University, Careers and apprenticeships.

In addition, we offer students and parent/carers the chance to listen to representatives in workshops from a number of Prestigious Universities. Other workshops include student finance, and talks from former Ashmole students.

 

Useful websites

Please click on the links in the left-hand column to go to the website described in the right-hand column

Website

Description

www.ucas.com  

To research courses, universities and entry requirements

www.russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/school-and-college-in-the-uk/subject-choices-at-school-and-college/

Advice and guidance from the Russell group universities

www.oxbridgeapplications.com

For students applying to Oxford or Cambridge Universities.

 

www.ukcoursefinder.com

Course finder

www.whatuni.com

Compare universities and degree courses, rankings, profiles

www.unistats.direct.gov.uk

Draws together information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

Comprehensive information about UK

www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/universities-and-colleges/

A-Z guide of UK universities

 

www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

View league tables, course finder

 

www.push.co.uk

Independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance

www.parentalguidance.org.uk/

Careers information and advice from the Careers Writers Association

website section has detailed links to specific employment sectors

 

www.icould.com/

 

Videos and information on a wide range of careers. Also includes quizzes to help generate ideas

 

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

 

Hundreds of job profiles and career related topics

 

www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm 

 

www.careersbox.co.uk/

 

Series of short films describing different jobs

new film clips are added regularly

 

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

 

Information about training courses

advice for students about apprenticeships, jobs and training details of employees offering apprenticeships and training

students can register to receive weekly updates

 

www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

 

The main website that advertises all apprenticeship opportunities. Can be searched by geographical region or by employment sector students can register to receive weekly updates

 

www.plotr.co.uk/

 

Interactive careers site aimed at 11-24 year olds with lots of information

 

www.prospects.ac.uk/

 

National service aimed at graduates but used effectively in schools.

 

What do graduates do?  

 

Useful info on postgraduate destinations

 

www.careercompanion.co.uk

 

Comprehensive database describing a range of careers and required qualifications

 

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/ 

 

 

Two websites specifically designed for students with details about the jobs available in all areas of the NHS lots of case studies of people who work for the NHS links to university course

 

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

www.opendays.com

Directory of university and college open days. Offers calendars, open day descriptions, contact information and useful advice

http://www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus 

 

Information for higher education students who want to do a study period, work placement or be a language assistant abroad.

 

www.thestudentroom.co.uk

Great forums, student to student advice on different universities

 

www.yearoutgroup.org

Gap year options

www.fulbright.co.uk

Information regarding studying in America

a full list of the qualifications included in the tariff can be found on:

Student Finance

www.slc.co.uk

Student Loan Company

 

www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/finance-and-support

Ucas

 

www.sfengland.slc.co.uk 

 

Student Finance England

 

www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance