Deciding which educational institution and course you should pick shouldn’t be a decision that is taken lightly. It’s extremely important, and you should really weigh up your options. If you follow the advice below, it should make it a lot easier when deciding what you want to do, and where you want to go.
Research, Research, Research!
This is key when making your decision. There are over 395 providers of Undergraduate courses in the UK, some which you may have never heard of. It’s important to see what they all have to offer, as it might be a deciding factor when making your decision. Furthermore, there are 50,000 Undergraduate courses, and I’m sure you didn’t study as many subjects as that in school/college. There’s courses you’ve probably never heard of, so take some time to see what they entail and if it’s something that you might be interested in.
Create a table
This is the most organised way of noting down your research. Creating columns with things that are important to you i.e near/ far from home, is a great way of narrowing down your search and it will give you a great indication of who will be in your top 5.
Your teachers, advisors, friends and family are there for a reason. What do they think you’re good at? What do they think you enjoy? Never be afraid to ask, they might have some great words of wisdom which can help you with the decision process.
What do you enjoy?
What is your favourite subject at school? What interests you outside of school? What have you always been curious about? These questions really help determine what course you want to study. Unlike school/college you’re only studying one subject, so you have to be completely sure that this is the path that you want to go down.
What do you want to do after?
If you have a career in mind (which will make your decision a lot easier), it’s vital to look into what degree is needed in order for you to perform that job. If you don't have the required degree, it may affect you getting the job!
It’s your decision!
Don’t let anyone pressure you into a decision. Ultimately it’s you that’s studying the course, and it’s your life it affects. Whilst it’s great to have others' input, make sure you take their advice on board; but don’t make your decision solely based on it.
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