Teenagers can sign up to the new, online UCAS e-card scheme to receive valuable advice about applying to university and college.

For the first time, the free service will also provide information on graduate employment opportunities as well as tailored details on courses and open days plus fantastic big brand discounts.

Each month, anyone signing up will see a newsletter in their inbox giving top tips on applying to university from UCAS experts. There’ll also be great advice from other organisations such as the Student Loans Company and vInspired for Volunteering as well as numerous professional associations, giving young people practical information that will help them make informed decisions about their future.

Topics like managing money, volunteering and how best to make use of gap years as well as advice on making the right choices will be covered at the most relevant points in the application journey.

Brands including New Look, Domino’s and Sage Publishing are also part of the scheme meaning students will be able to save money before heading off to university.

Charlotte Knowles, Senior Marketing Channel Manager at UCAS said: “The main change this year is that the scheme is now fully digital with no physical card – students will get regular emails with advice, plus links to online offers or deals that can be used online or printed and taken into shops. There will also be far greater use of our social media channels to get offers and advice in front of students when they want it.

“The scheme is a fantastic fusion of advice and discounts, and will really help anyone in Year 12, S5 or equivalent, as they begin to make key decisions about their future.”

Students can sign up right now for free at http://www.ucas.com/ucascard.