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Higher Education

  1. 1. Why Higher Education? James Kennedy Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer
  2. 2. What Are You Expecting From Higher Education?
  3. 3. How to Make Your Choices <ul><li>Over 55,000 different courses to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 300 institutions to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>www.ucas.com </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Prospectus vs Internet </li></ul><ul><li>New or normality </li></ul>
  4. 4. How close to home do you want to be? Small town or big city? Where are you actually moving too?
  5. 5. The Practical Reasons <ul><li>Transferable skills </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>
  6. 6. Study Skills <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Placements </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Audio, Visual, Kinetic, Reading </li></ul>
  7. 7. Courses Available <ul><li>Attraction park management </li></ul><ul><li>Band studies </li></ul><ul><li>Brewing & distilling </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster management </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Football studies </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Golf studies </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz studies </li></ul><ul><li>Leather technology </li></ul><ul><li>Podiatry </li></ul><ul><li>Surf science </li></ul><ul><li>Video game design </li></ul><ul><li>Wine tasting </li></ul>
  8. 8. 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>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Football </li></ul><ul><li>Kabaddi </li></ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul>Societies
  10. 10. <ul><li>Brighton </li></ul><ul><li>East London </li></ul><ul><li>Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds </li></ul>Reputation
  11. 11. Questions to Ask 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>
  12. 12. 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>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Prospectus </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Current students </li></ul><ul><li>See it for yourself </li></ul>Where is the Information?
  14. 14. Myths <ul><li>You'll have a good time anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Each course is the same everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Universities don't vary that much </li></ul><ul><li>You have to be clever and rich to go </li></ul>
  15. 15. 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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