Here's a few nifty apps for students that will not only help you get ahead with your studies, from revision aids to lecture grabbers, but these apps will also help keep you in touch with your classmates and there's also some clever ways to keep an eye on your health too...
When you go job hunting it's important that you present yourself in the best possible way to prospective employers and a tailor-made CV is one way that can really help you do that. Usually accompanied by a covering letter the CV is your big chance to explain to an organisation why they should employ you. Whether you apply through an employer's own online application forms, or produce your own CV to go with your application form here's some really useful advice from Glasgow University's Career Service to help you write that perfect CV.
Universities are getting picky. So which 'A' levels do they rate?
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If you know exactly what degree you want to study and have picked your favourite university now is the time start thinking about which 'A' levels you need to get your place. Here's some stuff that will help you decide. Good luck...
Don't forget the number you ring is the one where you lived when you applied...
With most universities charging students the maximum £9000 a year allowed under the law it pays to shop around. This Guardian guide sets out the maximum and minimum universities charge for their courses.
Students living in university halls of residence, or in a house where all the occupants are full-time students won't have to Council Tax. The rules are different if you live with someone who is not a student,however, but you still might get a discount...
The cost of higher education in the United Kingdom varies widely and will depend on your financial circumstances, as well as the fees the university you study at chooses to charge. Since the Liberal Democrat and Conservative Parties teamed-up at the last general election English universities have been allowed to charge students £9000 for each year of study. From 1st September 2012 many English universities have chosen to raise their fees to the maximum level allowed under the new rules...
Helpful health advice for students from the UK's world famous National Health Service. You can also call 111 for non-urgent medical advice, or visit NHS Choices.
The 2012 university tuition fees updated
Don't bother plagiarising stuff online. Tutors just google your work and if it's nicked from the web give you zero.
The Guardian's guide to the UK's top universities is second to none and will help you pick the right university for you.
If you started your course on September 2012 this UK Government calculator will estimate your student loans, grants and the extra help you can get if you have children, or disabled...
A quick look at the Government's proposed changes to higher education in England. The document sets out the landscape for higher education as tuition fees rise to up to £9,000 per year.
HM Revenue and Customs provides free information on tax and national insurance for UK students
Have you decided to go on studying after further education? You can find out how to apply for a full-time undergraduate course here... Contact UCAS
If attending too many University Open Days is proving expensive you can narrow down the list a bit more with an online virtual tour. Here you'll find useful videos from universities and colleges that you might be interested in and check out what's on offer from home.
Here's four simple ways to get fit for those all important exams this term:
- Make a study plan & timetable
- Eat Well
- Get some sleep
This is a terrific exam revision resource by the former teacher and dyslexia specialist Nicola Morgan. Nicola is also the author of Blame My Brain which was shortlisted for the Aventis prize. Nicola is also an award winning speaker on adolescence, the reading brain, with a focus on on reading as a route to wellbeing and relaxation. "Whether you are doing a school project, looking for facts for an article or just want to know who is the person behind the books and shoes, here are true things about me..." Nicola Morgan