There is a wealth of websites dedicated to providing information in relation to higher education. Knowing what you want to study is a good start as different universities offer different courses. It is important that you research this. It may be that location will have an impact on your choices BUT don’t let location put you off. Everywhere is only a train ride or so away from home!!! You will also need to be aware of entry level requirements-again this differs depending on the university. Some will stipulate specific grades in specific subjects where others may look at your total UCAS points.
It may be that you don’t yet know what course you want to study. Sites such as Course Finder and BestCourse4Me link your A level subjects to relative courses and provide information on careers people progress on to from different degrees. Studying in the UK has information on studying in the UK for overseas students.
UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Not only do UCAS process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year, but they also help students to find the right course.
If statistics are your thing, take a look at UniStats which compares UK higher education course data. It includes official data on each university and college’s satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students. The Guardian University Guide also provides information on every subject taught at universities in the UK ranked in league tables, as well as subject profile information.
Looking further ahead? Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. They publish a wide collection of journals and directories, as well as provide an extensive graduate careers website.