Online resources

Bright Knowledge

Bright Knowledge is Brightside’s essential guide to careers, education and student life. Over 1,000 articles giving the lowdown on:

EDUCATION.   Great tips on study skills to support learning plus jargon-free guides to different courses, qualifications and applying to university.

SUBJECT LIBRARIES.   Articles and revision guides to inspire and support students studying or exploring a range of subjects from medicine to media, engineering to law.

MONEY.   Guidance on managing money and where to get financial support.

INDEPENDENT LIVING. Practical advice on everything from finding accommodation to cooking on a budget.

CAREERS. Interviews with professionals giving insider advice on how you can follow in their footsteps. Plus tried-and-tested tips for the perfect CV and interview success.

Written by Brightside’s in-house team, all Bright Knowledge articles are completely accurate and impartial, making it a trusted source of information for any young person looking to make the most of the skills and ambitions they already have – and discover how they can develop some more. Bright Knowledge also features a daily news service so young people can be sure they’re getting the freshest facts first.

We also offer a feed allowing you to display the latest Bright Knowledge content on your website. Contact nick.brown@thebrightsidetrust.org for more information.

“Truly immense. Probably the nearest thing to a one-stop shop for all things education and career-related”

– Career Companion

Student Finance resources

Too many young people worry that they won’t be able to afford higher education. Others are  simply confused about where their funding will come from. We believe nobody should be put off university simply because they don’t have the straight facts. That’s why we provide a range of student finance resources designed to show the real cost of studying at university. Meaning young people have the accurate information they need to decide whether university really is worth it for them.

Brightside’s student finance resources:

Student Calculator

Brightside’s student calculator is a free interactive online budgeting tool which helps students manage their money at university. Students can:

  • Discover the loans and grants available
  • Work out their income and expenditure to build a budget for their time at university
  • Read budgeting tips and student profiles for advice on how far their money can stretch

In addition to the calculator for students from England, we have developed versions of the student calculator for international students and student parents containing information about their specific funding arrangements.
Brightside can also customise the student calculator for higher education institutions. Contact nick.brown@thebrightsidetrust.org for more information.

Teaching Resources

Brightside’s teaching resources help teachers to deliver fun, interactive workshops around student finance and university life with years 9-13. These resources are designed to liven up classes, engage young people and help them prepare for higher education.