How to apply for higher education

Information on applying to higher education, including the options available, tips on making your application, and how the process works, is available on the UCAS website: Year 12 students can use it to search for undergraduate courses. Year 13s can use it to track their applications.

Complete university guide

Great website for looking up universities’ ranking for different subjects, include break down on student’s satisfaction and employment rate.

Other advice and resources

Apply to Uni
An excellent university comparison site full of unbiased advice on how to choose a university

Whatuni helps students find the right university and it allows them to search for a course by Entry Requirements or by University Ranking. The website is full of advice, student reviews, free prospectuses, open days, videos and much, much more.

The official website for comparing course data from UK universities and higher education colleges.

University of London Taster Courses
This website has links to taster courses in a variety of subjects taking place at universities and colleges across London.

Open Days
This website allows you to browse the university and college open day calendar and book your free place. It also has loads of advice on what to do at open days to make the most of the experience.

Student Finance
The official Website for all up to date information and to apply for student finance.

Bright Knowledge
Bright Knowledge is the essential guide to careers, education and student life.

Careers Advice

Watch the career videos and take the buzz quiz to find out which career might suit you.

Career advice for parents.

Useful online courses to widen your skills and knowldege

MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) website at:

Future Learn

Virtual work experience


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For help finding high-quality work placements, visit the Mayor’s Fund for London’s Access Aspiration website:

Please follow this link to access the Ark Acton Careers Bulletin (Autumn 1 2019)

Other useful websites

The Student Ladder
For 15-18 year old students offering advice on A levels, degrees and alternative programmes for 18 year olds and also work experience, gap year and career options.

Pure Potential
Free of charge support for students making decisions about their future, including plenty of useful advice on applying to university, school leaver programmes, work experience and choosing a career. There is also a section for parents

Register for updates on work experience, school leaver schemes, apprenticeships and career events in Finance and Law.

Arch specialises in getting young people into great careers in IT, Digital, Marketing, Financial Services and Business through the Government backed Apprenticeship programme. is the fastest-growing online resource for school and college leavers across the UK and hosts a range of opportunities from apprenticeships and sponsored degrees to gap year and free training programmes.

All About School Leavers
An excellent site full of the latest Apprenticeships and School Leavers Programmes, advice on writing cover letter and interview tips. You can also take a Career Test.