10 Websites that every student should know about!

bestCourse4me

best Course 4 me

This website is also available to download as an app for iPhone and Android phones. You can look at career options by your chosen career path or if you are not sure what it is you want to do you can explore by subject areas, by university and by specific courses.

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Children’s Services Young People’s website

Children’s Services Young People’s website

This website has up-to-date local information on a wide range of topics including careers and the world of work.  It contains video clips, downloadable publications, news items and much, much more.  The local Online Prospectus can be accessed via the home page of this site.

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Lincolnshire's Online Prospectus

Lincolnshire’s Online Prospectus

The Prospectus is a database of courses and learning opportunities offered by schools/academies, colleges and work based learning providers in, and around Lincolnshire.  It’s straight forward and easy to navigate.  The Prospectus is housed on the Passportfolio website.

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National Careers Service

National Careers Service

The National Careers has an information section specifically for young people aged 13 – 18.  They can also use the site to access various careers tools including a CV builder and an area that contains hundreds of alphabetically listed job profiles.

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Bright Knowledge

Bright Knowledge

Bright Knowledge promotes itself as being the “essential guide to careers, education and student life”.  It has hundreds of articles about jobs.  There are profiles, explanatory articles and other interesting snippets.  Content is updated daily with the latest news and new resources.

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Careers Box - Careers films on the web

Careersbox

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information.  It contains lots of careers and learning information including a library of video clips about different occupations.  The “Interview Technique TV” section is definitely worth looking at.  This site is supported by the ICG.

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icould - Inspiration for your career

icould

Icould features films of real people talking about their career, the route they took into it and their future careers plans.  The idea is to inspire young people to make the most of their potential and talent, by showing how others have used theirs.  The site also has a comprehensive section on making successful job applications.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

This site is the one stop shop for information on apprenticeships.  It has separate information sections for young people, parents, employers and partners. It contains written information but there are some video clips.  More of these are available on www.youtube.com/ApprenticeshipsNAS Young people can use the vacancy section of the site to search, and apply for live opportunities.

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UNISTATS - Compare official course data from universities and colleges

Unistats

Unistats allows students to search for, and compare data and information on university and college courses from across the UK.  The site draws together comparable information from a range of reliable sources, on areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.

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UCAS TV

UCAS TV

Young people can use this site to watch and share video guides to help them apply to university or college.  The advisers section contains video advice about writing references, using Adviser Track and preparing for results day, as well as relevant student guides.  This site should be used in conjunction with the main UCAS site (www.ucas.com).

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Not Going to Uni - Find Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Post A Level Jobs and Options

Notgoingtouni

Notgoingtouni aims to help young people to make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, gap years, distance learning and jobs.  It contains thousands of video case studies, up-to-date careers news, and downloadable free lesson plans.

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