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University is a big step!

Where do you start?

This quick guide will give you tips on what you should be thinking about and when so you can relax.

Students go to university for a number of reasons.  Some go for an academic interest, some a future career or even social life.

Many students attend university to study a particular subject in depth and University curriculums allow students to choose a major. Choosing to study abroad is another option.

Studying in the UK from abroad

The 2nd most popular study destination worldwide is the UK.  2017/18, according to official international enrollment statistics, there were approximately 458,520 international students that attended university in the UK.   In 2017/18, international enrollment in UK universities have increased by 3.6% compared to last year.

Choosing a University

There are over 130 institutions in the UK offering different courses, experiences and extra-curricular opportunities.

Firstly you need to research and find which university or universities to apply to via Ucas.

Establish which universities meet your preferences.

Factors to consider:-  course provision, location, teaching style, type of university and extra-curricular opportunities.

Ask yourself these questions, and you will be able to make a shortlist of universities you would be happy to study at.

  • Which universities offer the subject or specific course you are interested in?
    Do not go to a university if it doesn’t offer what you need.

  • Where do you want to study?
    Think about proximity to home and if you want to consider moving into student accommodation whilst studying.

  • What type of university do you want to go to?                                   The  size of the university and its reputation is important and if you want to go somewhere with a greater emphasis on research or teaching.

Answering these questions will allow you to shorten your list.   Use the resources below to help you make your final choices.

University Research Resources

Source:Complete University Guide