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Your first steps to university

There's a lot of information and advice about careers out there but don't worry, we've done the hard work for you and found the best online advice to help you research the careers that you’re interested in and find out how you can get into them. These are our top recommendations:

Prospects: This website is aimed at graduates but has a really good section on ‘What can I do with my degree?’ and offers a lot of information to those who are thinking of going to university.

Careerpilot: Offers impartial information and support on the many routes to higher level study in the South West, including a handy qualification planner. You can also search for local FE and HE providers.

National Careers Service: This is a government site which gives careers information, advice and guidance via web chat, email or phone.

Start: A new careers website offering information on jobs, courses and education providers. Free registration builds up your own profile of skills, qualities and interests.

Successatschool: A careers website aimed at 13-19 year olds that gives advice on a wide range of topics including employability skills, exams and ‘How to become’ and ‘60 second interview’ sections.

icould: The home of the buzz quiz. Over one thousand career videos, many of which cover non-traditional and non-graduate roles.

Careersbox: Access videos on a wide range of work sectors alongside information on going to uni and apprenticeships.

If you’re here because you’re not sure what you want to do, why not try a careers quiz?

Warning!  These quizzes are a useful tool for giving you some ideas about your skills, strengths and interests but don’t take the suggestions too literally.  Use the results as a starting point and then talk to your family, friends and teachers or get some advice from a professional careers adviser.

Prospects Quiz: Perfect if you’re planning to go to university but you're not sure which subject to study (20 mins).

icould Buzz Quiz: A really quick quiz if you need ideas fast (5 mins).