The UK Government’s portal for prospective HE students helps them make the right choice by providing information about HE institutions and courses, careers guidance, and advice on student finance.

Education Guardian University Guide

Education Guardian’s interactive guide to universities and colleges is the most comprehensive source of information on the UK’s academic sector, covering some 100,000 calculations on 150 universities and colleges.

Study UK

A site provided by the British Council to help international students


UCAS is the central organisation that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges.

Studying Economics

Although aimed at current Economics undergraduates, the Why Study Economics sister site will provide you with some more in-depth information on what to expect from an Economics degree.

University Compare

Many advice sheets dealing with university application and student life including all-important topics like finance and accommodation

University Economics departments

An updated list of university economics departments, with staff lists where available.

A free online directory of institutional open days. You can search by institution and region, see a calendar view of all available events and get some helpful tips and advice.

The Student Room

The Student Room is a forum which is aimed at GCSE, A-Level and University students to share academic and social knowledge. There is one main area focused entirely on economics which provides lots of different opinions and ideas, however, this is a chat based website so not all of the content may be economics based.

Save the Student

Helpful guides and tools for new students to answer questions about budgeting, student loans and other topics for new students; includes the annually updated “big fat guide to student finance”.

Studying in the UK

Among other resources, this site has a guide to the cost of living in the UK for international students.