Thinking about going to university, but not sure if it's right for you?
Choosing to study for a degree is a life-changing decision, and one that deserves lots of thought and preparation.
So, before you start thinking about choosing what, and where, to study it’s worth taking the time to asking yourself one very important question.
When you’re thinking of devoting several years of your life, and a considerable amount of money, to full time study it makes sense to understand the reasons behind your choice.
Understanding your motivation for going to university will help you to keep going when times get tough and assignment deadlines are looming. It'll also help when you complete your personal statement as part of your application.
So, it's time for some serious thought!
Good reasons for going to university
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Everyone’s reasons will be different. What are yours?
Dubious reasons for going to university
Of course the views of people who are important to you do matter, but they won’t be doing the course. You will!
University isn't for everyone and it's not the only path to a successful career. So, it is worth knowing about the alternatives.
Here are just a few examples of alternative options for well-qualified school leavers.
These may not interest you, but you should be aware of what they have to offer. Why not read our article on 'Alternatives to full time study' to find out more?