Picking the right uni course is one of the hardest things to decide when you’re applying to university. It’s a decision that you will have to live with for the rest of your life, not to mention pay 9 grand a year for. So if you aren’t absolutely in love with your chosen subject is it really worth it? Not only will you be tied to the subject through uni but also for the rest of your working days!
The reality is, is that it isn’t easy to pick your course. When you make your choice you’re most likely going to be 17 and not know what you want to be doing when you’re 40 years old! but the time has come to branch out from parents and take on the world. there is no right or wrong course so when you feel like you don’t even know where to stat then you’re certainly not alone! Providing you go down a route that you are 100% happy with you will never work a day in your life and will find your while student experience an amazing one.
1. Remember that you are not the only one
Most students don’t find it easy picking a university never mind a course. It’ not very often that you come across someone who has their entire life planned out. It’s fine to be nervous and unsure about your choice but if you have a rough idea of where you want to be when you’re 40 then you’re not off to a bad start.
2. What do you enjoy doing?
It’s important when looking at all of the possible choice’s that you concentrate on the subject that you thoroughly enjoy. Think to yourself, during school and sixth form/college what was my stand out subject that not only did I enjoy but also excelled in? What are your hobbies, interests and passions? If you give all of this a thought the chance that you’ll find a course that was practically tailored to you a course for pretty close to guaranteed. If you hate science then don’t become a medical student, that’s just a stupid idea and you’ll hate your job for the rest of your life.
3. Order as many university prospectus’ as you can
It’s important that once you have an idea of the route you want to go down that you consider every option. Ever uni is different and their courses differ from place to place. have a look and don’t go to Newcastle just because you want to party it up like them on Geordie Shore. Every course will lead to a career so take that into consideration when looking about. Once you find one that is to your taste and at a uni that you are happy to spend the next 3+ years at, you’re onto a winner.
4. There is so much to choose from!
Don’t limit yourself, think outside of the box. There are over 50,00 courses to choose from in the UK, so don’t fret, you’ll find the perfect one. Websites such as ‘Unifrog.org’ will help narrow down the courses that you like.
5. University is not the only option
Just because it seems as if everyone is going to university, it doesn’t mean that you must. Apprenticeships are becoming more common and allow a gateway to working life whilst you learn and earn.
It’s important to remember that even if the whole university thing seems quite daunting, enjoy the experience.You might as well enjoy planning it!