Life is not all about university – but it is fun and a very rewarding educational experience which opens lots of doors!
This Youtube link might get students at GCSE and A-level, in particular, thinking about the future.
It might help raise aspiration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNjaV7A9gnQ
On the left of this page is a series of links to those high-performing universities in the Russell Group.
This is not an endorsement (and it is recognised that university or RG universities are not for all) but it is food for thought…