Why go to University?
In terms of getting a future job, a degree can lead to increased earning potential, greater opportunities and a more rewarding career. The financial benefits usually far outweigh any costs that are incurred in completing a higher education course. Many employers actively target graduates in their recruitment campaigns. A higher education qualification is an absolute must for many careers such as medicine, dentistry, engineering and architecture. Higher Education also develops transferable skills such as numeracy, communication, and IT which give you an advantage in the employment market.
Socially, Higher Education has a lot to offer a student who is just completing A Levels. Universities are thriving social and cultural centres. Student life is fun and offers a great opportunity to grow and have new experiences. Many of the friendships that are formed at university will be kept forever.
However, studying can be costly and Higher Education might not be right for everyone, so you need to think hard about your reasons for entering Higher Education.
You have two main decisions to make; what would you like to study and where do you want to go? It sounds straightforward, but there are far more decisions to make first.
In your tutorial sessions, you will be guided through the UCAS application system and supported as you write your personal statement, given guidance on choosing a university, and advice on finance and budgeting. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. There is a wealth of information on the UCAS website including key dates and information for parents and carers.
Please check out the UCAS website via the link below.