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This guide contains links to extra material to help students to explore subjects they may be interested in studying at university.

The material may also enable students to develop their personal statements or prepare for university interviews.

Use the tabs below to filter the links by subject area.

Art, Design, Media and Journalism

The Guardian - latest news on architecture

Arch Daily - information on various architectural projects

E-Architect - articles about different building projects

The V&A Museum - Fashion Collection - articles on fashion and images of fashion collections through the ages

Textile Artist - articles on contemporary textile art written by artists

The Art History Archive - art glossary

The National Gallery - browse artists and their collections

Game Developer - featured stories in the gaming industry

The V&A Museum - Design Collection - design styles over the ages

The V&A Museum - Illustration Collection - illustration collection highlights and articles on illustration

The BFI - Screen Online - a guide to Britain's film and TV industry

Eye Magazine - magazine about graphic design and visual culture

Creative Review - articles on creativity, design and illustration

Illustrators Illustrated - online space for critical discussion and exploration of illustration

Animation World Network - latest news in the animation industry

Animation Studies - studies on different themes in animation

The BBC Academy Blog - discussions of current and technical, ethical, production and craft issues in the media industry

Journalism.co.uk - top stories in journalism

The Design Museum - Designers - stories and details on various designers impacting us today

The Design Museum - Design - different designs and information about them

Design Council - Resources - reports, case studies and guides on design

Design Week - features and information about the different topics in design

Wallpaper Magazine - Design - latest stories in the design industry


Banking, Finance and Accountancy

Accounting Coach - accounting Q&A archive by topic

Accounting Today - latest accounting news

Business Case Studies - case studies related to various business topics

UK Finance - news and insight on UK finance

The Economist - latest news on banking

Economics, Business and Management

In Business, BBC - series of videos related to business

The Bottom Line, BBC - series of videos related to economics

Business Case Studies - case studies relatied to various business topics

Management Today - news and resources related to management

Harvard Business Review - news articles related to all business topics

Campaign Live - ideas and strategies behind the industries most successful marketing campaigns

BBC - news articles on travel

The Economist - news on travel and tourism

Sustaining Tourism - news and case studies on tourism


Poetry Foundation - browse different poets and poetry

W.W.Norton - books and critical guides to purchase about different literary periods/pieces

National Geographic - latest news and videos on the environment

United Nations Environment Programme - global environment reports by the UN environment programme

Reviews in History - books and digital resources across all fields of history

The BBC Academy Blog - old news stories and blogs regarding journalism

Journalism.co.uk - top stories in journalism and latest job vacancies

MIT Libraries - foreign language newspaper sites to explore

Online Newspapers - online newspaper directory for the world

Literary Vocabulary - glossary of literary terms and definitions

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time - podcast about famous historical philosophers

Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy - encyclopaedia of philosophical terms/ideas/theories


All About Law - latest news in law and expert insights into commercial issues

BBC - Law in Action - podcast discussing and exploring different issues/topics in law

The Law Society Gazette - latest law news, legal updates, law reports

Medicine and Healthcare

Dental Health - learning about oral health - prevention and treatments

The General Dental Council - nine principles of dentistry

National Elf Service - the latest research in dentistry

BBC Health News - the latest news articles related to healthcare

The British Medical Journal - leading medical research and news for medical students

The British Medical Journal Blog - healthcare blog articles

The British Medical Association - Ethics Toolkit for students - ethical guidance for medical students

The Journal of the American Dental Association - online research articles about dentistry

Patient Platform - health articles, tips and information

Oxford University Press Online Resources - podcasts containing series of interviews with patients and doctors and example patient letters

NHS Health A-Z - list of health conditions in chronological order

Royal College of Nursing - Principles of Nursing Practice - eight principles of nursing for dental staff and students. 

Royal College of Nursing - Publications - publications covering a wide range of topics ranging between clinical guidance to employment relation issues

The Royal College of Midwives - latest news on midwifery

The Guardian - news articles about nutrition

The Association of UK Dietitians - resources related to diet and nutrition

The Association of UK Dietitians - Food Facts - food facts written by dietitians

British Nutrition Foundation - nutrition resources such as webinars, articles, training

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - latest news and research in healthcare

General Optical Council - latest news and resources related to optometry

Optometry Today - latest research on optometry

Optometry Today - Science and Vision - research on science and vision

Royal Pharmaceutical Society - Blog - blogs written by pharmaceutical experts

Drug Discovery Today Magazine - resources related to pharmacy – news, research, webinars, podcasts

General Pharmaceutical Council - Standards for Pharmaceutical Professionals - standards for pharmacy professionals

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - latest news and features related to physiotherapy

The Guardian - Society Section - news articles on social care

Research in Practice - research and news related to social care

The Professional Association for Social Work and Social Workers - resources related to social work and social workers

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine - list of diagnosis, signs to look for in Vet Med

Veterinary Partner - news articles in order of species. Latest news and features on animal diseases, webinars, risk assessments

National Animal Disease Information Service - latest news and guidance on animal health risks, advice and support for vets and professionals

British Veterinary Association - Journal - journals and case reports written by veterinary experts

British Veterinary Association - Blogs - blogs written by veterinary experts

Animal Welfare Foundation - ‘What would you do?’ Case studies

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - code of professional conduct for veterinary surgeons 

Veterinary Record Open Journal - journal dedicated to publishing specialist veterinary research across a range of topics

Performing Arts

Contemporary Dance - contemporary dance glossary

Arts Alive - Dance Forms - free performing arts resources for students, teachers, and the public 

Glossary of Dramatic Terms - glossary of dramatic terms

The Place - ‘Meet the Artist’ articles

The V & A Museum - Dance Collection - articles on dance throughout the ages

The V & A Museum - Theatre Collection - articles on theatre and costume throughout the ages

Classical music - reviews and features on classical music and composers

BBC Radio 3 - Guide to Classical Music - guides to music genres, instruments, and timelines

Music Map - information about the different genres in music

PRS for Music - articles on music

Music Radar - Tuition - news articles and videos on music and musicians

Music Radar - Tech - latest music tech news, reviews, and tutorials from experts

The V & A Museum - Photography Collection - photography collections

Science Museum Group - Photography Collection - collections of photographs and topics in photography

Science Museum Group - Cinematography Collection - cinematography collection

The BFI - Screen Online - a guide to Britain’s film and TV industry

British Journal of Photography - contemporary photography and lens-based art

Film International - latest news, interviews, and reviews on film and TV

Social Sciences

BBC Future - news stories about various anthropological topics

The Guardian - latest news in anthropology

Discover Anthropology - ethnography and fieldwork in anthropology

Anthropology News - latest issues on anthropology

The Guardian - latest news in archaeology

The Archaeology Channel - podcast on the latest updates in archaeology

Science News - latest news in palaeontology

The Conversation - latest news in archaeology

The Guardian - latest crime news stories

British Society of Criminology - research and publications in criminology

Economic and Social Research Council - news and blogs on human data science

BBC Business News - latest news in business and economy

Time Magazine - latest news in economics

The TES - news, analysis, and teaching and learning resources in education

The British Psychology Society - Research Digest - research on different topics in psychology

Digital Education Resource Archive - research by the UCL Institute of Education

British Sociological Association - news, research, and press releases related to sociology 

Chatham House - latest content, events, and analysis in International Relations

E-International Relations - latest articles, books, interviews, and reviews on topics in International Relations

The Oxford University Politics Blog - news stories, archives, and blogcast on politics conducted by the University of Oxford

Science Daily - top headlines in psychology + information about different disorders and syndromes

BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Aloud - podcasts on various sociological issues

The Guardian - Society - articles and interviews on Society and societal issues

STEM (including Computer Science)

The Engineer - Aerospace - latest aerospace engineering, technology, and business news

Science Daily - Aerospace News - aerospace news – top and latest headlines

Ingenia Online - engineering themed articles

Science Daily - Animal Husbandry - news stories related to animal husbandry

Cambridge Core Blog - news on the study of animals

Cambridge Core Journal - international journal of animal biosciences

Science Daily - Biochemistry News - latest biochemistry research news

Biochemical Society - biochemistry booklets and essays for post-16 and undergraduates

Scientific American - Biology - news articles on biology

Science Daily - Biology News - news articles on biology

Science Magazine - Biology - latest news on biology

BMC Medicine - research articles on biomedicine

The Chemical Engineer - latest news, research and development on chemical engineering

The Engineer - latest news on different engineering topics

Science Daily - Inorganic Chemistry News - inorganic chemistry top headlines

Science Daily - Organic Chemistry News - organic chemistry top headlines

Royal Society of Chemistry - Education in Chemistry - chemistry research, demos, opinions, articles

Science Daily - Computer Science News - latest computer science research news

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Computer Science and Technology News - computer science and technology in the media/news

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Electrical Engineering & Electronics - electrical engineering and electronics in the media/news

Science Daily - Engineering News - top headlines in engineering

Applied Ecologist - research summaries in ecology

UN Environment Programme - Yearbooks - global environment UN report

A Simplified Guide to Forensic Science - guides on different sections/topics in forensic science

The Conversation - Articles on Forensic Science - news articles on forensic science

Science Daily - Forensic Research News - top and latest headlines in forensics

The Guardian - Geology News - latest news in geology

Science Daily - Geology News - top headlines in geology

British Geological Survey - Research - research in different sections of geoscience

Plus Magazine - articles on mathematics

Nrich Project - features by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge

Harvard University - Department of Physics - Problem of the Week - practice maths and physics problems and solutions

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute - Practice Problems - practice problems by the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Oxford

Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University - advanced Problems in Mathematics free online PDF

Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Latest Press Releases - latest press releases and reports on mechanical engineering

Science Daily - Mechanical Engineering - related stories in mechanical engineering

Science Direct - articles and research on mechanical engineering

The Scientist - Microbiology News and Articles - trending microbiology news

News Medical - Pharmacology News, Articles and Research - overview of and articles on pharmacology

British Pharmacological Society - Pharmacology Matters Magazine - news articles written by pharmacologists

Science Daily Physics News - top headlines in physics

Phys Org - Physics News - news on different topics in physics

The Science of Sport - news articles and analysis of the science of sport

Science Daily - Sports Science News - top headlines in sports science

Science Daily - Zoology News - top and latest headlines in zoology

The Scientist Magazine - Zoology, Ecology News, Articles - news on zoology and ecology

ZSL Institute of Zoology - Annual Reports - annual report findings conducted by the Institute of Zoology