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The National Union of Students

Information on all aspects of student welfare, including housing, crime and health

PurePotential

Free university and career advice including over 250 past personal statements

Push

University profiles and general information on student life

Not Going To Uni

Information about alternatives to university, including apprenticeships and distance learning courses.

Lifetracks

Advice on learning, training and work

Skill

The National Bureau for students with disabilities

UK Council for International Student Affairs

A range of information and advice including immigration, employment, study and living in the UK

TheSite.org

Advice on everything from health to careers

Prospects

Career and study opportunities for graduates

choice

Find out the right course for your career, then find out where to study it (London only)

Save The Student

Offers, tips and advice for reducing student debt

My Graduate Career

All the best graduate careers advice, graduate jobs and schemes available - online and in one convenient place

Finance

Brightside Student Calculator

Loans, grants, bills, jobs… all too much to deal with? Balance your budget with the Brightside Student Calculator.

Student Finance England

The government's website with information about financial support for students in England

Student Finance Wales

The government's website with information about financial support for students in Wales

Student Finance Northern Ireland

The government's website with information about financial support for students in Northern Ireland

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

The government's website with information about financial support for students in Scotland

Money Advice Service

A government-run service that offers free financial advice. You can call them on 0300 500 5000 or chat to an adviser online on the website. The service also offers online advice and tools like a money health check and budget planner.

National Debt Line

Confidential advice on how to cope with problems with finances and debt

HM Revenue and Customs

Information on employment, tax and National Insurance

Turn2Us

Help accessing funding sources including benefits and grants

VoucherCodes

Discounts and vouchers for top online and high-street shops

NHS Student Bursaries Website

Calculate whether you’d be eligible for a NHS bursary

Student Beans

Information about where to find student offers, discounts and deals

Student Job

Online portal for student and graduate jobs, work placements and internships

Money 4 med students

Information and advice for prospective medical students

My Supermarket

Find out about food costs and compare prices from different shops

TV Licensing

Information about the Television License. Explains what you need to pay and how

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust gives out grants to help young people achieve their dreams

Cable

Advice on finding the cheapest student TV and broadband packages in your area

Target Jobs

Find graduate jobs, internships and work experience

Accommodation

Accommodation for Students

Information from students about accommodation, including area guides, statistics and property search

My Supermarket

Find out about food costs and compare prices from different shops

TV Licensing

Information about the Television License. Explains what you need to pay and how

The UK National Property Register

You can register details of your property, which increases the chances that it can be recovered if it is stolen. Endorsed by the UK Police.

Homes For Students

Free site for students looking for accommodation or houseshares

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Advice on employment, tax, finance, housing and other issues

Preparing for Uni

University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

UCAS manages applications to UK higher education courses

skills4uni

Check if you’re ready for university with this short course

Action on Access

The National Co-ordination Team for Widening Participation

Youth Information

National Youth Agency website

Catch 22

Perhaps you’ve not had the best start in life, you didn’t do well at school, fell in with a bad crowd or have been in trouble with the police. Catch 22 helps young people work out how to set things right. Find out how they can help you.

DirectGov

The UK Government website has lots of information on things like funding and further training

Young Minds

Find out more about mental health issues

Think You Know

Advice on internet safety

Ask Brook

Sexual health information and advice as well as fun games and quizzes

Heads Up

A space for young people to debate all of these things and find out about what’s relevant to them.

Youth Sport Trust

The Trust has programmes like Step into Sport offering leadership training for young people.

Youth Enterprise

Tips on starting your own business