An introduction to HE

So you're approaching the end of your time at school or college and it's time to take the next step. Here's a run-down of what you can expect from Higher Education...

When you leave school or college, knowing what to do next can feel quite overwhelming. Do you go down the apprenticeship route to develop your skills and experience, or do you choose paid employment? Perhaps you’re an adventure seeker and have plans to explore the world. Or what about higher education. How much do you know about this option?

Amid all the uncertainties, this is an exciting time for you – the chance to start shaping your future. University is not just about furthering your studies or enhancing your career prospects (although these are obviously important) - it is also an opportunity to have the time of your life. Being an undergraduate student is an enriching experience, one which is full of new opportunities and possibilities. Form life-long relationships, travel overseas, and build upon key transferable skills that will let you stand out to potential employers – it’s all there for the taking.

At Loughborough, we offer a safe and supportive environment that gives you the space and freedom to grow. With all of our courses, you can take control of your degree and select what modules/areas of research you would like to specialise in.

Our advice?

Pay close attention to course assessment methods and ask yourself “do I perform better in exams or coursework – or would I prefer a combination of the two?”

Understand how the content will be taught. Are there any practical learning elements or is it all classroom based? Do you have a preference?

Be mindful of how you’ll manage your time, not to mention your finances. Home-brand baked beans here we come... welcome to student life.