If you’re thinking about going to university or doing a higher education course, look at ucas.com, which is also where you make and track your application. Also check out university.which.co.uk for advice and information or ukcoursefinder.com which includes a ‘study interests’ questionnaire if you’re not sure what to study. If you’re thinking of taking a year out before going to university, some ideas for overseas opportunity at yearoutgroup.org.
For more information about student finance, go to gov.uk/studentfinance. This includes information about tuition fees and loans plus other help available depending on your circumstances, for example if you are a parent or have a disability. Also information for people who are ‘estranged’ from parents or have no parental support.