8 Useful Student Advice Websites

13th March 2017 Joe Graham Study

Going to University is one of the biggest changes in your life. It signifies becoming an adult, moving into student accommodation and achieving your goals. You’ll also have to face challenges along the way. To help you with those hurdles, we’ve selected eight of the best websites you can use for advice.

The 8 Best Student Websites

  1. Bright Knowledge
  2. The Student Room
  3. Unidays
  4. Money Saving Expert
  5. Save The Student
  6. Rate My Placement
  7. studentspace.org.uk
  8. Your University’s Website


1. Bright Knowledge

Bright Knowledge covers everything from student life to education and careers. It is particularly useful for students who have recently started their studies or are looking to apply. However, there are plenty of useful sections for current Undergrads, including advice on work experience.

2. The Student Room

The Student Room is the largest online student community in the world, with over 1.8 million members. Allowing you to discuss anything, and you can join or start a forum on whatever you like. This is a useful way of sharing and gaining information and experiences with like-minded people. There is also a resource section on student finance.

3. Unidays

Unidays is a unique discount site exclusively for students. It’s completely free to join and could end up saving you serious money. Most of the big high street stores are on there, and new clients are being added regularly. You can also save money on your study essentials with discounts from Microsoft, Apple, Waterstones and Ryman, to name just a few.

5. Money Saving Expert

Money Saving Expert is not specifically for students, but it will certainly help you out. Run by money expert Martin Lewis, there’s daily financial advice on every subject you can think of. Get tips on bank accounts, mobile phone contracts, transport costs, shopping and much more. Sign up to the email newsletter for regular offers and deals.

6. Save The Student

Save the Student is a fantastic resource to refer to during your entire time at university. They have guides on all the problematic things like sharing your space, student recipes, jobs and careers, graduating and even sections for international students. It’s easy to navigate with interesting articles. As advice sites go, it’s one of the best.

7. Rate My Placement

Rate My Placement is a place for you to find paid placements and internships that suit you and your chosen degree, trusted by 112 universities working closely with student employers. Offering career advice and interview tips

8. studentspace.org.uk

studentspace.org.uk is led by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. The site offers support services for your university journey, sharing real student stories, advice and information about student life. It also offers tailored support for those with additional challenges at university.

7. Your University’s Website

One of the most helpful websites you can use to help with life at your University is their website. This will have all the most up-to-date practical information on exams and term dates, and you will have your own dedicated site, Moodle, for your timetable and more, such as events, in that city and will have a link to the student union website. This is also a great place to look for guidance and tips and keep up to date with social events.

Another important service your Uni will offer is student counselling. At times, things can get on top of you, and you should feel comfortable asking for help. Universities offer one-to-one sessions, group therapy and even the tools to help you help yourself. Make the most of this valuable asset if you need it. Remember that help exists in other forms for students in London, too. It is a big change, with a lot of new lifestyle adjustments, and if you feel yourself struggling for any reason, don’t be afraid to reach out, whether that be with addiction (where the folks at rehab4addiction offer rehab and guidance for those directly with drug or alcohol addiction or guidance for family members), or with other aspects of life.

University is a huge time in your life. Take advantage of the resources out there designed to help you grow and develop, and improve yourself – and don’t be afraid to go all out in this next stage of your academic journey!

Joe Graham

Joe Graham

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