Here you will find a selection of resources which we believe students will find useful in their search for a professional career and support to get there. They cover careers advice and funding for university.
- First of all check out Career Sectors and Jobs Board for information on routes, qualifications and jobs directly from the professional bodies that represent the careers in each sector.
Your university's careers service should be able to help you best here. Have a look at their webpages, give them a call or drop in to their office in person for a chat about what might be best for you after uni. Most university careers services are happy to help for years after you've graduated too.
It might also be worth checking out other universities' websites for their careers services and advice.
Here are a few other sites you might find useful:
- The Brightside Trust provide a wealth of easily accessible information and support a range of projects for students. Their resource Bright Knowledge will help you on your way, with information about careers, education and student life. Also check out their student calculator (see our funding section below).
- "Your Career. Your Life" That's the Career Circus' philosophy. Take a look at their site for coaching, interactive workshops and master classes for people aged 18-35 at all career development stages.
- The Careers Group University of London site gives you information on vacancies, events, developing your career, and training.
- GradPlus is another really useful site for graduates. You will find information on careers advice, jobs and courses. They also have a Chatroom - talk live to graduate employers, postgraduate study experts and careers advisers in their moderated chat room.
- Grad South West works in partnership with university careers services in the South West to provide a graduate recruitment service.
- Guardian Careers provides CV and interview advice as well as live careers Q&As and plenty of useful articles.
Consider getting a part-time job to support you through your studies, although pay attention to your university's guidance on how much paid work you should do alongside your degree. As well as checking out the services that your university's careers services offers for finding a part-time job while studying, there are loads of resources online, including our Jobs Board.
Save on living costs by finding a place to live for free! Check out Unihomeswap to swap your bedroom for one in the place you want to study and save £1000s while you study.
Have a look at this video about student debt and the impact this can have on the future:
Funding advice from the Brightside Trust:
Think you can balance health, wealth, study and social life at uni? Play Student Survivor and find out.
Loans, grants, bills, jobs… all too much to deal with? Balance your budget with the Student Calculator.
There is also an International Student Calculator to support international students who want to come and study in the UK. Find out about funding and the cost of living and studying in the UK.
National Careers Service: This government provided careers site provides Funding advice for those thinking about starting a course.
Universities: Most university websites have useful information on funding.
We have just included a few resources here as we already provide plenty of information on funding in this section for uni students, both sector-specific and more general advice for funding further study.