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					        16+ HIGHER EDUCATION BOOKS AND
          WEBSITES INFORMATION GUIDE
Careers information

CVs and resumes: contains links to sites providing advice and information
about writing CVs http://www.support4learning.org.uk/jobsearch?cvs.htm

Doctorjob: guide to graduate jobs and career advice http://doctorjob.co.uk/

Graduate connection: information on job opportunities in the west
Midlands http://www.graduateconnection.ca.uk/

Hobsons: information on employers, vacancies and job hunting tips
http://www.get.hobsons.com/home

Monster: guide to jobs careers advice http://www.monster.co.uk

Prospects: graduates website- guide to jobs and study after your degree
www.prospects.ac.uk

Travel

AA Route Planner: a car journey planning resource.
http://www.theaa.com/travelwatch/planner_main.jsp?database=B

National Express Travel Information: searchable coach timetable including
fare information- http:www.nationalexpress.com/home/hp.cfm

National Rail: online journey planning service from National Rail Enquiries,
providing timetable, fares information and ticket availability- update daily.
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/index.html

Transport Direct: government site containing a searchable public-transport
route-finder database. Also includes live travel information
http://www.transportdirect.info/transportDirect/en/

Travel West Midlands: timetables and other information from west midlands
travel –http://www.travelwm.co.uk/

UK Travel Guide: comprehensive online travel resource, including rail, flights,
coach and ferry information http://www.ukonline.net/travel/

STA Travel: thinking of travelling, volunteering or working abroad?
Anything from a short city break to holiday in the sun, to around the world
travelling trip. Specially for students and young people under 26
www.statravel.co.uk


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LIST OF USEFUL BOOKS AND WEB RESOURCES

     BOOKS-
Key References Titles

Choosing your Degree Course and University by Brian Heap

Directory of University and College Entry

Directory of Vocational and Further education

Financial Survival for students by Catherine Dawson

Find it. Keep it. The Guardian Guide to Student Finance

Hobsons Which Degree Course

Ultimate University ranking Guide by Catherine Harris

Times Good University Guide

Surfing your Career by Hilary Nickell

UCAS: The Big Guide


CV/Interview/Presentation/Study Skills Books

Amos, JULIE-Ann (2003) Write a winning CV

Bradbury, A (2000) Successful Presentation Skills

Bright, Jim (2005) Brilliant CV: What Employers Want to See and How to
Say it

Clarke, John (2001) the right way to write your own CV

Corfield, Rebecca (2003) Preparing your own CV: how to improve your
chances of getting the job you want

Corfield, Rebecca (1999) Successful interview skills: how to present
yourself with confidence

DeLuca, Matthew J (1997) Best answers to the 201 most frequently asked
interview question



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Edwards, Lesleen (2004) write your CV- get the job

Eggert, Max (2003) perfect CV: All you need to get right first time
Eggert, Max (1999) the perfect interview: all you need to get it right first
time

Fein, Richard (2000) 101 dynamite questions to ask at your job interview

Freeman, R and Meed, J (1999) how to study effectively

Gratus, jack (1999) face your next interview with confidence

Hawkins, P (1998) boosting your career prospects: A Student Guide

Jones, Alan (2000) how to write a winning CV: a simple step-by-step guide
nto creating the perfect C.V.

Lees, J (2003) how to get a job you’ll love: a practical guide to unlocking
your Talents and finding your ideal Career

Shah, S (1998) successful study: the Essential skills

Sinfield, S and Burns, T (2003) essential study skills: the complete guide to
success at University

Templeton, M (1999) grate presentation skills

Tierney, E (1997) 30 minutes to boost your communication skills

Wallace, A (1999) beginning University, Thinking, Researching and Writing
for success

Williams, K (1995) study skills

Wilson, K (2001) be a workplace warrior: A New Approach to Getting the job
that’s perfect for you.




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UK Revision and Study Skill Resources an the Web

        AS Guru- English, General Studies, Maths, Biology, Study Skills to help
         with AS levels from BBC Schools, range of resources, including
         interactive assignments http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/asguru/

        BBC Revision Guide-n links to all the revision & study sites at the BBC
         for all levels. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revision/

        BBC Learning- links to subjects and other learning support information.
         http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/

        NGfL (National Grid for learning) – links to many useful study skills
         sites http://www.ngfl.gov.uk/

        Revision & exam tips- advice on revising, exam skills, motivation, exam
         nerves & lifestyle, from the Counselling Service at Goldsmiths college
         http://www.gold.ac.uk/counselling/exam.html#exam.

        S-cool!- GCSE & A-level revision, online discussion groups, some
         careers advice including work experienence & placements

         http://s-cool.co.uk/default.asp

        Topmarks- links to curriculum areas, exam help & references sites.
         http://www.topmarks.co.uk?

     PROSPECTUSES

Most libraries hold a complete set of printed prospectuses or look at an online
version at
http://www.hero.ac.uk/uk/universities__colleges?search_for_prospectuses.cf
m


     MAPS

Most Libaries hold a complete set of A-Z Maps for UK look at
http://uk.multimap.com/map/places.cgi/ or http://www.streetmap.co.uk/

Aim higher website shows location of universities on map
www.aimhigher.ac.uk/universities_colleges_hei/index.cfm

Push- www.push.co.uk




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Universities
Braintrack University Index- links to higher education institution across
the world. http://www.braintrack.com

Course Source: this web site contains an index to all UK degree courses
http://www.thecoursesource.co.uk/

HERO- official gateway site to the UKs universities, colleges & research
organisations, comprehensive resource for HE information.
http://www.hero.ac.uk/uk/home/index.cfm

studentzone: a web site for students and members of the HE community
http://www.studentzone.org.uk/

support4Learning: helping you to choose, finance and support your
education, training, lifelong learning, carrer planning and job search
http://www.support4learning.org.uk/

UCAS Course Finder: A link to course information at higher education
institution http://www.ucas.com/search/index.html

UK Active Map of Universities and HE Institutions: Maps of UK
Universisties, colleges and research sites, maintained by the university of
Wolverhampton. http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/

www.ukcoursefinders.co.uk
Uk Course finder- find your dream job in 15 minuets : Quiz that’s ideal if
youre not sure what you want to study at uni/higher education institution.

www.aim higher. Ac.uk-comprehensive information on all aspects of uni
courses, how to apply, student finance & student life

www.realuni.co.uk – written by students, for students- tips on how to survive
at uni from how to cope with a hangover and what to take to halls

www.students.com- information about university from tips on applying to
Oxbridge. To the university with the higher boy/girl ratio.




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