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Beyond Sixth Form - Useful Links

ULAS
ULAS is an employability tool which helps students develop the right skills for the work place.  It connects our school to leading employers and helps students develop their skills, keep up to date with the latest opportunities and find the right roles and industries for them.  There is a unique CV and personal statement builder which helps students to be successful in their school-leaver employment and university applications.  All students need to register to access ULAS at  www.ulas.co.uk

Careers Planner
QEGS has subscribed to Careers Planner which is a structured careers guidance toolkit for our students.  All students need to register to access Careers Planner at  www.careersplanner.com

Going to University

We offer specialist information, support and guidance for students wishing to apply to Oxbridge and international universities. We have an excellent record of students gaining places at their first choice university, this is due to a rigorous UCAS preparation programme for students and expert Pastoral Mentors who are trained in writing references for their tutees. 

UCAS
In addition to the comprehensive programme of support offered in school, please refer to the links below for assisstance with your UCAS application.

www.bestcourse4me.com
This website brings together data on employment, careers and salaries and allows you to compare graduate earnings per subjects at different Universities. It also provides useful data on different career paths including salary data based on degree subjects studied.

www.push.co.uk
This independent University guide allows you to make your own shortlist of Universities based on anything from entry requirements to which is the greenest University.  It also provides a great wealth of information on wider student life.

www.thestudentroom.co.uk
The largest student community in the world with over 1.5m members discussing: universities, health, lifestyle, relationships & more.

www.brightknowledge.org.uk
This website provides an essential guide to careers, education and student life.  Bright Knowledge is updated with the latest news and new resources every day.

www.ukuniversitysearch.com
This is a guide to finding your ideal course and university. Use these 3 simple steps:  Input your predicted grades (use the UCAS points calculator), select a location, and then choose your course. You will then be matched with your ideal universities which you can compare for things like student satisfaction, graduate employment and rankings to make the right choice. 

www.whatuni.com
Whatuni was founded in 2007 and is part of the Hotcourses group.   The website compares the best university and degree courses, degree course rankings, university reviews, degree course details and university profiles.  Whatuni helps students find universities and courses using their comprehensive data and handy University Comparison Tool.

Student Finance
Student finance for higher education is subject to change each year.  It is important for students and parents to realise that it is their responsibility to understand implications of the most recent arrangements and make timely applications for funding.  An excellent source of information on the current funding arrangements is www.ucas.com/parents/studentfinance
See the bottom of this page to access slides from a student finance presentation delivered on 6/12/16.

Student finance can be applied for online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance

High Level Apprenticeships
We realise that university is not for everyone and students who would rather enter the world of work after completing A Levels will find useful information on Apprenticeships at www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships. We also have a programme of companies and organisations that come in to speak to students about Apprenticeship programmes and visits to careers fairs throughout the year.

QEGS Guild
To keep in touch with our alumni visit The QEGS Guild web page for more information.