Action on Access
National provider of coordination and support for widening participation and access to higher education in the UK; with a guide to their advice and consultancy services, networks, and resources.
Offers flexible educational opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities, through a very wide range of institutions and organisations; provides a guide to qualifications available, with resources for students, providers, and employers.
Association of Colleges
Promotes the interests of further education colleges in England and Wales. Provides details of current campaigns, policies and advisory work, plus college key facts.
National charity that aims to broaden access to further and higher education opportunities for young people. Includes details of their e-mentoring scheme, teaching resources for schools and universities, and online tools about higher education, careers and money.
British Accreditation Council
Provides a quality assurance scheme for independent further and higher education in the UK; includes a listing of accredited colleges, and background on the scheme and the sector.
Edinburgh University Data Library, designated a national data centre by the JISC; provides online access to a range of online data. Includes details of services and how to register.
An online service for people working in the post-16 learning and skills sector in England, offering resources, support and advice, news, and links.
Weekly newspaper serving the UK's further education sector.
Provides a tool to enable universities to easily find external examiners.
Further Education South West
AoC SW promotes and supports the interests of all further education FE colleges in the region. The website is designed to enhance the support AoC SW provides to our member colleges.
Offers university help when applying and doing things such as creating a personal statement. Also offers GCSE and A level revision.
Provides details about career opportunities for graduates, gap years, and general education news.
One of the two recognised representative bodies for Higher Education in the UK; includes a list of members, with a description of its role and activities, networks and support, news, and contacts.
HEDD - Higher Education Degree Datacheck
A secure online verification service allowing users to verify the degree qualifications of graduates, and to check that a university or college is recognised as a degree-awarding body by the Government at a given time since 1990.
HERO: Teaching Quality Information
Provides information about higher education, universities and teaching quality standards in the UK. Includes advice and essential contacts.
Higher Education Academy
Established in 2004, the Higher Education Academy was funded by the HE funding councils in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to benefit students in UK higher education.
Higher Education Wales (HEW)
Represents, promotes, and supports Welsh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs); includes news, details of publications and events, and contacts.
JISC Digital Media
Provides support and training to the Further and Higher Education sector on creating and managing digital media resources to support teaching, learning and research. Provides a guide to their services and helpdesk, with case studies and contacts.
Works to ensure that legal issues do not become a barrier to the adoption and use of new information and communications technologies in further and higher education. Includes details of their advice and guidance service, with an online library of resources for the sector.
Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Provides support and advice on leadership, governance and management for UK universities and Higher Education colleges; includes details of services, networks, resources, and contacts.
Provides free teaching and learning resources for staff and students across the FE/HE sector.
Ofsted site which gathers views and experiences from students about their further education providers.
Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS)
Dedicated to the development of the learning and skills sector – colleges, private and voluntary sector training providers, and local authority adult education services. Includes a profile, with details of their support services and contacts.
National Learning Network
A collection of materials and learning modules covering academic and vocational subjects designed to enhance and support learning for FE (post-16) students; includes background to the project, case studies, and information about access.
National Open College Network (NOCN)
Offers a wide range of accredited, credit-based qualifications available through a very wide range of institutions and organisations; provides a guide to qualifications available, with guides for students, providers, and employers.
National Student Survey
Annual survey in which final year undergraduates can provide feedback on their experiences.
Office for Fair Access (OFFA)
Independent public body set up to safeguard and promote fair access to higher education. Describes the scheme, with sections for students, universities and colleges, and the press.
Online PhD UK
Provides information and support for future PhD students with information about UK universities offering online PhD programs.
Source of university and college open day information in the UK.
Joint initiative from the LSIS and the BIS, providing guidance and guidelines on making college campuses safe.
Freelance job search site designed to help students and recent graduates find short term freelance work.
Responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Provides a directory of every UK course available, plus extensive information on the application process and clearing process, for students, parents and HE staff.
UK Research Office
Provides information and advice services on European Union funding for research and higher education organizations.
Undergraduate of the Year
Provides details of this annual contest which awards the best graduates across various categories with paid internships.
Government site providing the results of the latest National Student Survey and other statistics to help students choose a university or college.
Universities And Colleges Employers Association [UCEA]
Provides UK higher education institutions with a framework for discussion, and advice and guidance on a range of pay and employment matters. Includes news, publications, pay and conditions, and pay negotiation reports.
Represents and promotes Scotland's higher education sector. Includes articles, publications and list of member universities.
Representative body for the executive heads of UK universities. Includes policy information, parliamentary briefings, FAQs and details of events and publications.
Supporting the professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. Provides advice sections for both researchers and supervisors and also details the organisation's events and publications.