It’s getting to that time where some of you will be starting to think about your Higher Education choices and with over 50,000 courses to choose from in the UK, it can be difficult to know where to start!
Over the past few weeks I have been helping some students research different courses and a question I get asked a lot is, “How did you choose what you wanted to study at university?” Some people’s UCAS application process is relatively straightforward, but for others it can be very stressful and overwhelming. Unfortunately, mine was the latter! I remember changing my personal statement about five times because I couldn’t decide which subject to study and if you find yourself doing the same, that’s pretty normal! As most undergraduate degrees take three years to complete, this is a big commitment so you want to commit to a course that will be a good fit for you.
Here is a list of 40 questions to consider to hopefully help you narrow down your choices and make an informed choice. Remember, there’s no right or wrong answers; all that matters is what’s best for you!
I hope these questions have at least given you an idea on where to start your search. Remember, you don’t have to consider every single one of these, just the ones which are important to you. Good luck!
Amy Burton, Higher Education Progression Officer at Minsthorpe Community College