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  • Why Higher Education? James Kennedy Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer
  • What Are You Expecting From Higher Education?
  • How to Make Your Choices
    • Over 55,000 different courses to choose from
    • There are over 300 institutions to choose from
    • www.ucas.com
    • Higher Education Conventions
    • Prospectus vs Internet
    • New or normality
  • How close to home do you want to be? Small town or big city? Where are you actually moving too?
  • The Practical Reasons
    • Transferable skills
    • Increased career choice
    • Professional training (doctors, lawyers etc)
    • Financial advantage
    • Job satisfaction
  • Study Skills
    • Lectures
    • Seminars
    • Placements
    • Resources
    • Audio, Visual, Kinetic, Reading
  • Courses Available
    • Attraction park management
    • Band studies
    • Brewing & distilling
    • Conflict resolution
    • Disaster management
    • Ergonomics
    • Football studies
    • Gambling
    • Golf studies
    • Jazz studies
    • Leather technology
    • Podiatry
    • Surf science
    • Video game design
    • Wine tasting
  • What do they have to offer you?
    • Academics
    • Societies
    • Sports
    • Facilities
    • Structured independence
    • Law
    • Politics
    • Football
    • Kabaddi
    • World of Warcraft
    Societies
    • Brighton
    • East London
    • Bath
    • Edinburgh
    • Leeds
    Reputation
  • Questions to Ask the Tutors
    • How many students are there per class?
    • How many drop out?
    • How often are the assessments?
    • How do you assess?
    • How often do you get to see them on a one to one basis?
    • How many hours per week are you in lectures / seminars?
    • How many hours per week is recommended for reading?
  • Questions for the Students
    • Is accommodation guaranteed?
    • How much is it?
    • What are the Students’ Union facilities like?
    • What are your fees?
    • Where do you live after first year?
    • What is there to do on a night out / in?
    • How easy is it to get a part time job?
    • Parents
    • Teachers
    • Prospectus
    • Internet
    • Current students
    • See it for yourself
    Where is the Information?
  • Myths
    • You'll have a good time anywhere
    • Each course is the same everywhere
    • Universities don't vary that much
    • You have to be clever and rich to go
  • Top Tips
    • No-one else can pick a University/Course for you.
    • What ever your priorities are stick to them
    • Go visit, eat there
    • Talk to a current student where possible
    • Be quick but don’t rush
    • Score the Universities on YOUR criteria
    • What is the next step after University
    • Stay Positive