Some useful links/resources we've found. This is a contributable list, why not submit a pull request?

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics - A joint initiative between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt. Offers PhD training programme.

Arduino - The site for Arduino, a series of boards that are very accessible to people unfamiliar with embedded programming.

Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi is a cheap linux computer with GPIO pins that you can use to interact with other electronics. Another good way for someone new to get into embedded.

Embedded.com - A site with a lot of articles about various topics within embedded development.

Getting started with C/C++ on the Micro:bit - A good resource with information on writing low level code on the Micro:bit.

BeagleBone - A Raspberry Pi like board.

hobbyprojects.com - A site with lots of electronics resources and projects.