Useful Links

The following are links to various external sites that may be of use to you.

General advice and information


nidirect is the official government website for Northern Ireland citizens. nidirect brings together lots of information from government departments and agencies, written in language that is easy to understand.

EA - Education Authority

Information and guidance from the Northern Irish Education Authorities.

Discover Uni

Discover Uni has official information to help prospective students decide if uni is right for them. Students can find and compare courses before choosing what and where to study. The service is owned and operated by the UK higher education funding and regulatory bodies.

Open University

The Open University offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications.

Stand Alone

Stand Alone offers services for students who have no contact with their family. The charity provides information about support, financing and accommodation options for estranged students.


The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service connects people to university and post-uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships and internships.

Repayment of student loans

Student loan repayment on GOV.UK

Official information from the Student Loans Company about repaying your student loan.

Student finance across the rest of the UK

Student Finance England on GOV.UK

Student Finance England's information pages on GOV.UK

Student Finance Wales

Providing information and guidance on the financial help available to higher education students, living in Wales.

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

An agency of the Scottish Government giving financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK.

Other useful sites


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Citizens advice

Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem.