INTO Web Awards February 2013 – vote now!
Welcome to the first ever INTO Web awards! Vote now for your favourite student-friendly blog or website from our shortlist below.
We’ve chosen ten sites that we think are original, innovative and (most importantly) useful to students. Our shortlisted sites cover various topics including careers, study, travel, lifestyle, technology and money.
Vote for your favourite below by 21st February 2013. Winners will be announced next month…
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED FOR JANUARY 2013
Vote for the winner of the February 2013 web awards
- savethestudent.org (45%)
- s-cool.co.uk (33%)
- skiddle.com (14%)
- studentrecipes.com (5%)
- howstuffworks.com (1%)
- studentcompetitions.com (0%)
- seat61.com (0%)
- theuniversityblog.co.uk (0%)
- digitaltrends.com (0%)
Thank you for voting!
Our top 10 shortlist
The University Blog
Martin Hughes left university in 2001 but he’s still blogging about the latest academic topics. This blog provides a regular round up of useful education links and interviews with academics.
What we like: Added extras like the free ebooks, including Fresher Success, which is full of tips about starting university.
Amazingly detailed revision notes for both A-level and GCSE, covering a wide variety of subjects. After revising the topics you can test yourself with exam style questions.
What we like: Handy features like the printable performance summaries that you get when trying the mock exams.
Want to use your academic talents to win a prize? This website gathers all student-focused competitions in one place. It features awards across various disciplines e.g. Business, Marketing and Design. You can also follow the Facebook page for regular updates.
What we like: The user friendly search feature, for instance, you can filter competitions by deadline and eligibility.
Save the Student
A favourite of ours, UK site Save the Student has all the information you’ll need about how to enjoy student life on a budget. You’ll find all the latest student discounts, financial news, money guides and advice on how to make smart decisions on everything from credit cards to car insurance. We also like their free ebook, Student Finance, which has 80 pages of tips on cutting the cost of uni.
What we like: The high volume of useful, accessible and entertaining content.
The Man in Seat 61
Ever wondered what it looks like inside the Tbilisi to Baku train? This is the place to find out – it’s a highly comprehensive beginners guide to train travel around the world, including info on buying tickets in different countries. If you’re planning a trip round Europe then the Eurorail section is definitely worth checking out.
What we like: The personal feel to it – the site was launched by a former rail industry manager who started it as a hobby. Seat 61 was his favourite on the Eurostar.
Written by students for students, this website is packed with budget meal ideas. It also includes healthy eating advice and a student-focused food blog.
What we like: The useful search function, for instance, you can categorise searches into ‘Recipes with…’ or ‘Recipes for…’ – handy if you’ve got vegetarian friends coming round.
Studying in the UK? Wondering what to do this weekend? Then head over to Skiddle for a comprehensive guide to what’s on near you, including theatre, music and comedy. Useful ticket buying links are included with each listing.
What we like: Extras such as guides to all of the major cities in the UK.
Digital Trends is dedicated to bringing you the latest unbiased technology news, product reviews and lifestyle stories. The “Worth Checking Out” area is true to its name as it has regular updates on the best digital must-haves e.g. iPad apps.
What we like: The added lifestyle section that covers technology stories from a more human perspective.
How Stuff Works
A brilliant information resource for students, either for study or presentations. This site uses articles, diagrams, videos and animations to explain complex concepts from various fields e.g. science, technology and psychology. The Science Dictionary is also worth a look if you’re struggling to explain Allotropy in class!
What we like: The digestible way it presents information – we love how the Illustration of the Day simplifies complex issues.
Remember to vote for your favourite by 21st February 2013.
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