Useful Websites

Useful Websites

Useful Websites

We've gathered together some useful websites to help you with your application to higher education - take a look at the links to get started!

UCAS
www.ucas.com
UCAS stands for the University and Colleges Admissions Service. It is the online system by which applications for degree level study are submitted for those applying to higher education institutions in the UK. Students apply through UCAS, which in turn forwards applications to the appropriate universities using the UCAS online system. (Despite having the word ‘colleges’ in its title, UCAS does not cover applications to colleges. Students apply directly to each college through the relevant college website.)

My World of Work (Skills Development Scotland)
www.myworldofwork.co.uk
My World of Work can help you to discover careers which match your skills, interests, education and experience.

Planit Plus
www.planitplus.net
Planit Plus can help you with career planning, subject selection and applying to college and university.

Prospects
www.prospects.ac.uk
Prospects provides information and guidance about graduate jobs and career options.

Student Awards Agency for Scotland
www.saas.gov.uk
SAAS is an agency of the Scottish Government giving financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK.

Student Loans Company
www.slc.co.uk
Student Loans Company is a non-profit making, government-owned, organisation set up to provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK.

National Union of Students
www.nus.org.uk
NUS is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions.

Access to the Professions
https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/access-edinburgh/high-school-students/access-to-the-professions
Access to the Professions is based at the University of Edinburgh. The Access to the Professions team provide advice and guidance to selected local state school students interested in applying for Medicine, Law or Veterinary Medicine.