Thinking about university

Guide to higher education

Student ambassador talking to students

Introduction to higher education

Once you have completed your school or college education you have lots of opportunities in terms of what you can do and where you can go next.

Why Higher Education?

Deciding which option is best for you can be a difficult task. We asked some of our students to tell us why university was the best route for them and why it may be for you too.

You might decide that you would like to go on an apprenticeship, go travelling or look for paid employment but if you are interested in pursuing your academic career, developing your career prospects and experiencing life as an undergraduate student, University could be the choice for you.

We find those who are interested in applying to university benefit from gaining insight on how learning within a university environment differs to what you are used to at school/college. You need to understand the degree structures and programmes, be aware that you can select your own modules and/or areas of research and that it is you who predominately drive your own work as well as manage your own time.

Each university can use various different teaching and assessment methods to reflect industry requirements. They are designed to build on key transferable skills that will appeal to employers and allow you to gain valuable experience. Understanding how you will be assessed and taught is important when it comes to making your course and institution choices.

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