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Higher Education

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Higher Education

  1. 1. Higher Education Lucy Wright Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer
  2. 2. Over 600,000 Applicants to HE! <ul><li>Transferable skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic interest </li></ul><ul><li>Increased career choice </li></ul><ul><li>Professional training (doctors, lawyers etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Financial advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Job satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Have Fun </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to make your choices <ul><li>If you know what career you would like to go into…. </li></ul><ul><li>-Does it require a vocational or non-vocational qualification? </li></ul><ul><li>-Does it require postgraduate study? </li></ul><ul><li>-Does it require professional accreditation? </li></ul><ul><li>-Does it require additional/work experience? </li></ul><ul><li>-What’s the competition like? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Matching Courses to Careers! <ul><li>If you don’t have a career in mind…. </li></ul><ul><li>-What subjects do you enjoy? </li></ul><ul><li>-What subjects don’t you like? </li></ul><ul><li>-What are your skills, strengths interests? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Location Location Location! <ul><li>How close to home </li></ul><ul><li>do you want to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Small town or big city? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you actually </li></ul><ul><li>moving too? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Do They Have To Offer You? <ul><li>Academics </li></ul><ul><li>Societies </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Structured independence </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clubs and Societies <ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>Football </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Pantomime </li></ul><ul><li>Dungeons & Dragons </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own society! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions for the Tutors <ul><li>How many students are there per class? </li></ul><ul><li>How many drop out? </li></ul><ul><li>How often are the assessments? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you assess? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you get to see them on a one to one basis? </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours per week are you in lectures / seminars? </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours per week is recommended for reading? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions for the Students <ul><li>Is accommodation guaranteed? </li></ul><ul><li>How much is it? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the Students’ Union facilities like? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your fees? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you live after first year? </li></ul><ul><li>What is there to do on a night out / in? </li></ul><ul><li>How easy is it to get a part time job? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Coping With Workloads <ul><li>Study groups </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths & weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Student Support </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where is the Information? <ul><li>Prospectus </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Current students </li></ul><ul><li>See it for yourself </li></ul>
  12. 12. Top Tips <ul><li>No-one else can pick a University/Course for you. </li></ul><ul><li>What ever your priorities are stick to them </li></ul><ul><li>Go visit, eat there </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to a current student where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Be quick but don’t rush </li></ul><ul><li>Score the Universities on YOUR criteria </li></ul><ul><li>What is the next step after University </li></ul><ul><li>Stay Positive </li></ul>

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