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Benefits of higher education

Benefits of higher education

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Benefits of higher education

  1. 1. Benefits of Higher Education Monday, November 17, 2014 UCAS visit day 1
  2. 2. Session outline • Introduction • Why choose higher education? • What can you study? • Student life • Study abroad • Top tips • Questions? Monday, November 17, 2014 UCAS visit day 2
  3. 3. Going to university •A new experience •Lots of decisions to make •Possibly moving away from home •Perfectly normal to be nervous/have some concerns •Thousands of others in the same position Monday, November 17, 2014 3
  4. 4. Why choose higher education? Monday, November 17, 2014 4
  5. 5. Why choose higher education? • Academic interests • Personal development • Career choices Monday, November 17, 2014 5
  6. 6. Benefits of Higher Education •Explore academic interest •Personal development •Career progression •Career choices •Social life and new friends •Travel abroad •Broaden your horizons Monday, November 17, 2014 6
  7. 7. 7 Higher education: an investment • Degree holders earned an average of £12,000 a year more than non-graduates over the last decade • Graduate earnings increased faster for each year of age and they also increased for longer
  8. 8. Wednesday 16 October 2013 Campus Tour Day 8 www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy
  9. 9. What can I study? • Around 51,000 courses on offer in the UK • 162 different universities • Level of study • How do you want to study? Monday, November 17, 2014 UCAS visit day 9
  10. 10. Choosing your course • What interests you? • What subjects are you currently studying? • Jobs and careers you are interested in? • Do you want to study something completely different? • What degree courses are available to you? • What can you commit to for a minimum of 3 years? • Gap year? Monday, November 17, 2014 UCAS visit day 10
  11. 11. Post-it is…or Post-it isn’t University of Bristol  Aberystwyth University  University of Birmingham    De Montfort University  University of Portsmouth  Newcastle University   Bath Spa University  Swansea Metropolitan   Coventry University    Monday, November 17, 2014 11
  12. 12. Choosing your university •Course •Graduate destinations/ employability •Study abroad/industry placement options •Location and size – city/campus university •Facilities including accommodation •Student life and support •The city/ surrounding area - part-time employment Monday, November 17, 2014 12
  13. 13. Learning in higher education • Different from school/college • Lectures/seminars/practical work • Timetable and contact hours • Personal tutors • Learning resources • Self discipline and motivation • Deadlines Monday, November 17, 2014 13
  14. 14. Student life • The Students’ Union • Clubs and societies • Exploring a new town/city • Volunteering • Consider your workload and finances Monday, November 17, 2014 UCAS visit day 14
  15. 15. Student life at Nottingham • Lively and active Students’ Union • 200+ clubs and societies • Student volunteering • Activities – URN, Impact, NUTS • Entertainment – Mooch, New Theatre • Sports centres on all three campuses • Sports bursaries and opportunities Monday, November 17, 2014 UCAS visit day 15
  16. 16. Study Abroad • International campuses • Erasmus scheme • Universitas 21 • Experience a new culture • Enhance your employability Monday, November 17, 2014 UCAS visit day 16
  17. 17. 17 The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
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  19. 19. 19 The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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  21. 21. Summary • A new experience with lots of exciting opportunities • Do your research • Make sure you pick the right choices for you Monday, November 17, 2014 UCAS visit day 21
  22. 22. 22 Questions? Name, Job title Want to know what it’s like to be a student? Find out at http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/studentlife Not sure which university is for you? www.which.co.uk/university UoNapplicants The University of Nottingham UoNapplicants www.youtube.com/user/NottmUniversity

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