General higher education information

Nottingham Trent University – Future students
Includes detailed information about everything you need to know about becoming a student at NTU, such as fees, accommodation and open days.

Nottingham Trent University - How To Guides
Advice from NTU about how to choose a course, a university, defer a place, write a personal statement and more.

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)
UCAS is the central organisation that maintains a database of all UK higher education providers and courses. They process the applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges. They handle every aspect of the application from passing your application to the universities and colleges, to relaying decisions and offers back to you.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
The website of the government department responsible for education. They provide information on a huge range of higher education topics to enable students and their parents or advisers to make effective decisions.

Skill (Students with Disabilities)
The National Bureau for Students with Disabilities offers a vast amount of information about higher education issues, which will be of specific interest to students with disabilities.

National Union of Students
Advice and information on a wide range of student issues, including accommodation and finance.

Ultimate Guide to CV Building
A step-by-step guide on how to write a competent CV.

Resume Writing
Advice and guidance about writing a resume.

Gap Year
If you're thinking of taking a gap year before coming to university, this website is a great place to start your planning.

Lattitude
A registered charity that provides year out experiences with a wide range of opportunities.

Year in Industry
If you're interested in using your gap year to gain some work experience, as well as earn money, this website is well worth a look.

Push
An independent website which offers bite size chunks of information including top 10s of more things than you would imagine possible!

Which? University
An independent website offering advice and guidance about applying to university

Unistsats
National website for comparing UK higher education course data. Includes official data for undergraduate courses on each university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.

Financial support

Your Future at Directgov
Information about how much university will cost from September 2012 for UK students, including a repayments calculator, advice about the financial support available and guidance for part-time students.

Student Loans Company
Student loans are part of the financial support package for many students in higher education. They are available to help students meet their living costs while studying.

Student Finance
Information for those in England and Wales interested in the financial help available to students in higher education. This includes prospective and current students and their parents, spouses or partners supporting them while they study.

Nottingham Trent University – Applying and fees
Dedicated section of the NTU website which covers all the information you need to know about the costs of studying here.

Nottingham Trent University - Student Support Services
Our team includes funding and money advisers and administrators who will assess your eligibility for grants and bursaries, including the Access to Learning Fund as well as a number of other services you can access prior to applying and whilst you are at NTU.

Volunteering links

Volunteering England
Volunteering England works to support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering throughout England.

Do It
The national database of volunteering opportunities in the UK.

Community Service Volunteers (CSV)
Each year CSV helps over one million people transform themselves and their communities through volunteering.

Vinspired
The replacement for the Millennium Volunteers programme in England.

Nottingham Council for Voluntary Service
NCVS has benefited voluntary and community sectors in the Nottingham area by offering support, advice, training and a number of other services.

Time Bank
Find information about volunteering opportunities that fit your interests, lifestyle and availability and get answers to all of your questions about volunteering.

Count Me In Calender
Awareness campaigns, charity events, charity challenges, multi-faith celebrations, national days, concerts, musicals and theatre, green holidays, gap year projects and more.

Voluntary Service Oversees
Find out more about volunteering opportunities outside of England.

WorldWide Volunteering
Find out more about volunteering opportunities across the world.

Logos for UCAS, Skill (The National Bureau for Students with Disabilities), BIS (The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and NUS (the National Union of Students).