Preparing for Higher Education

National Union of Students (NUS)
Information and advice from the National Union of Students on going to university and settling in and the range of services that the NUS provides.

The Student Room
The Student Room is an online forum enabling students who are considering higher education to chat with current students.

UCAS: Budgeting Tips
UCAS video resources including budgeting tips for students.

Student Loans Company
Official resources from Student Loans Company (SLC), a government owned organisation that administers student loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK.

Quick start finance guide
A quick start guide to student finance from the Student Loans Company comprising information on how to apply, dependants’ grants, disabled students allowances (DSA), the repayment of loans plus a guide for parents. 

Resources from The Mix

The Mix is a website providing information for students on going to higher education, settling in and developing effective study skills. The website includes articles on:

Student housing
Series of articles for students on all things student housing.

Starting university and mental health
Advice for students for how they can look after their mental health when they start university.

Study and exam tips
Tips including how to cope with exam stress and revision advice.

Student finance
Range of articles relating to student finance including how students can earn while studying, what students should do if their student loan does not come through, and how to avoid student debt.

Additional resources

Family and Childcare Trust
Family and Childcare Trust is a charity promoting childcare facilities within higher education. The trust can also help with details of benefits and grants available to students with children.

NHS Guide: Getting medical care as a student
Comprehensive self-help guide from the National Health Service (NHS).

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