Why go to University?
1. Improve your career prospects and develop a wide range of skills.
Many careers such as those in medicine, law, teaching and many more require you to have obtained a degree in the specified subject area before you would even be considered for employment. Gaining a degree not only gives you an expertise in your chosen subject area, it will also help you gain a variety of new skills that employers seek, such as teamwork, written and verbal communication, the ability to prioritise work load and problem solving.
2. Earn a larger salary
Statistics show that graduates are more likely to earn more than those without Higher Education qualifications. Being a graduate can give you access to more opportunities even if you chose not to gain employment in your specific area of study, as many employers in hospitality and retail now offer graduate placements for management level positions.
3. Gain confidence & independence
The independent lifestyle of university is very different to school life, especially if you move into student accommodation. It may sound scary at first, the thought of fending for yourself, but it helps you grow and develop confidence and independence.
4. The experience itself
Aside from all of the new skills and the abundance of knowledge you will learn from academic professionals, you will gain a vast amount of personal experiences.The social life is also an important aspect of university, as you will meet new people who share your passion and interests. There are so many extra-curricular activities that you can get yourself involved in as well as the opportunity to study abroad as part of an exchange programme (dependant on the particular course and university- normally offered in your 3rd year of study)
5. Study a subject you enjoy
There are a vast array of different courses available and many universities to choose from. There may be a few different areas in which you wish to further study in, and there are courses that provide a generalised base of study for many areas, this then lets you realise which areas you are most interested in then you can choose to do a postgraduate degree and specialise in a particular area. there ase even 50/50 courses available which lets you study two different subjects simultaniously - these courses are good if you want to include a language in your degree. We understand that all of this may seem at bit confusing at first as there are so many different types of degrees available, but you can find more information by clicking on the Further Information button below.