Useful Links for Students

Big Future

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Useful guidance on how to go about choosing a college plus tips across a range of aspects of college life.

Creative Media Skills Institute

Creative Media Skills Institute LogoIndustry led training based at Pinewood Studios. Bringing in working industry professionals to lead training, passing on knowledge and expertise to the next generation of crew stepping directly from set to studio base, ensuring learners are industry ready.

Before applying for a job, it is important to brush up on your interview skills.Using this resource guide, you can gain a detailed insight into how to answer certain questions, how to behave, body language and more.

Ideal Flatmate

A Student's Guide to looking after your mental health at university

Moving away from home, making new friends and being responsible for your own learning – it’s a new sense of independence for many. It’s crucial to look after your mental health. 

Kartoffel Films

Useful advice for those interested in local video production. Katoffel Films is a video animation agency which has produced over 1000 films across 15 countries.


The MyTutor site offers an interface to online tutors so may be useful either for help with preparing for exams or as an extra income stream for students. We can't vouch for the quality of the service offered as we've not tested it (although there are some good reviews online), but there is some useful information about the UCAS process here:

No Film School

No Film School LogoBroad-ranging resource of videos and blogs on everything from writing a script to the latest cameras and tech developments.

RTS Futures

RTS knowledge dump of resources that might be useful to those starting in the camera department. Browse, link and bookmark if you find it useful.

Screen Skills

Screen Skills works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom.


Student Job

A job portal specifically dedicated to the employment needs of students and graduates. StudentJob brings you into direct contact with interesting companies that are looking for temporary, part-time or full-time employees.


Surf Shark

A guide to public wifi security risks & how to use it safely

The guide looks at the history of wifi and the potential dangers of using public wifi; including the risk of cybercriminals targeting you, how your personal information is exploited online, and common mistakes people make that leave them vulnerable to an attack, with tips and advice for using public wifi safely such as recognising unsecured websites, reading privacy policies, looking for signs of malware, tips to browse safely on your laptop or smartphone, and using a VPN to protect your personal data. 

Virgin Media

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Take the Virgin Media cybercrime test and learn about online crimes and how to stay safe when browsing.




University of Dayton

What job seekers, employees and employers need to know about social media

One of several online reources from University of Dayton in Ohio, this points up the importance of responsible social media use and its possible impact on job hunting. It breaks down the privacy settings of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube, showing what people can see about you even if you have a private profile and poses questions job-seekers should ask themselves before posting.