Advice and Resources


Choosing a direction after finishing school can be exciting and a new adventure. It can also be daunting for young people. There are lots of options, but lots of advice and guidance out there too.

  • UCAS

    UCAS has a wealth of information and options. There’s information on how to choose and apply for university courses and finance. There’s also information on apprenticeships, routes into employment, internships and taking a gap year.

  • Student Finance

    Student Finance England provide guidance on the cost of HE, applying for a student loan or thinking about budgeting.

    There’s information on how to apply for student finance and what, when and how to repay loans in these short videos:



    There’s even a useful calculator to help young people work out how much money they’d have if they went to university.

  • Careerpilot

    Careerpilot is an online hub for information and advice on going into HE, whether through university, apprenticeship or employment.

    Young people can create a profile, map their skills, compare jobs and career routes.

    Careerpilot has excellent connections with education providers in Bristol and across the South West.

  • RIFE Magazine

    The RIFE Magazine is a magazine for young people, written by young people. Covering film, music, art, culture, social issues and politics. It is a great place to go for support and advice, to find out what’s on and to meet other young people. 

  • Which? University

    This dedicated Which? University site details all universities, courses and student survey results, so young people can compare courses and make the right choice.

  • The Complete University Guide

    The Complete University Guide offers independent advice on all aspects of university life, study and careers.


  • A Taste of University Life in Bristol

    A large part of University life is being apart of your Students Union, where you can join sports clubs, societies, meet new people and join a community of students.

    To learn more about what UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol's Students Union has going on, the opportunties available to you or the advice and support on offer then check out their websites:

    The Students' Union at UWE

    Bristol SU

    In addtion, check out UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol’s YouTube channels:

    UWE Bristol YouTube channel

    University of Bristol YouTube channel

  • University support

    Universities themselves offer lots of support on budgeting, finance, looking for part-time work and your wellbeing, health or social issues.

    UWE Bristol

    University of Bristol

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