Are you looking into university and course options?
Universities aren’t all the same. They offer something different for everyone, whether it is the ability to find work after graduation or having the best chance of a social life and making friends.
At the same time, you need to choose a course that you enjoy and helps you for your future. There’s no point choosing something because someone else wants you to do it.
Some people make their university and course decisions at a very young age. Others will wait until their last year of high school. There are some who are just starting university in their 50s or 60s! It doesn’t matter when you do it, but you need to get it right! It saves time, money and gets you on the best track for you.
This section will offer tips on choosing the perfect university, finding a course to suit your interests and even helping you find the best way to study.
I know what you’re thinking right now. I have a blog that’s all about going to university and surviving it. Why am I now encouraging you not to go to university at all?
Well, that’s not quite what I’m doing this with blog post. I want you to do the best...Read More »
When I chose to do a second degree, we weren’t in a position for me to go back to university full-time. As much as I would have liked it, I needed to do it either part-time or through distance learning.
I decided that distance learning was the best option, which meant...Read More »
There are a lot of universities in the UK. In fact, there’s way too many to list here. Choosing the best university for you can be overwhelming.
I was a little lucky. I only had the choice of five universities. Well, I had the choice of seven, but I wasn’t going...Read More »
You don’t need to choose a university. They’re all the same, right?
Surely you just have to find the ones that offer your course and they’ll all offer the same level of education and social experience.
That’s where you’re wrong!
- Each university is different.
- They hire different people to teach.
- They have different student unions.
- They...Read More »
The negative press surrounding payday loans is not over yet. The University of East London took the decision to ban all advertisements for payday loans on their campus. They are the first to do this so far but there may be many more to follow.
Too Many Under-25s in Debt
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You spent time choosing the perfect university course in the perfect city. At least you thought you had. Now you find you absolutely hate your course and want out.
The degree isn’t everything you expected. The lecturers aren’t stimulating enough or don’t deliver the course material that well. You just don’t...Read More »
Are you thinking about taking a sandwich course at university? This is a course that involves taking a year out of study between your penultimate and...Read More »
When you hit your last year of high school, you have one thought on your mind: what do you do next year? It’s time for university, but...Read More »
What if I told you that you could studying your course, work full-time, and raise a family all at the same time? It sounds too good to be true and like a dream, but it really is possible.
Distance learning is one option for getting your degree.
This isn’t an option for everyone because they do not have the basic skills needed to study at home and on their own....Read More »
When I decided I wanted to do a second degree, I knew that I had to choose something that would fit around my current life. This wasn’t about me fitting in with studying, but supporting a family while I improved my education.
I also needed a degree that I would be...Read More »
For the last few years I’ve been an online student. All my courses have been done through distance learning, and it’s been great. I’ve worked on subjects that I would never have done at a fulltime university.
But there is a major issue for an online student. Time management.
I know I’ve...Read More »
There are three ways to study: full-time, part-time, and distance learning. The first time I went to university I chose to do it through full-time study. Well, more like that choice was made for me. When I went to university the second time, I chose distance learning.
Why did I pick...Read More »
I chose distance learning because it suited my situation at the time. In fact, it still suits my situation. I can study when I have the chance to around my...Read More »
I shared my reasons for going to Aston University for my first degree a few years ago. When I did this, I chose to do full-time study. It’s certainly not the only option for studying. In fact, you could opt for a part-time course, distance learning, or night school.
But I...Read More »
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It may only be the start of the summer holidays, but now is the perfect time to prepare for university next year. New university student or returning student? There are a few steps that you can take right now, so you’re not rushing around at the end of August/September. Here...Read More »
Being a fresher is a right of passage. This is the time to make mistakes and blow all your money. It’s also the time to make new friends and grow as a person.
Your parents will expect you to make mistakes, especially parents who have been to university themselves. The majority...Read More »
University tours are usually held around this time of year. Some of them will be held shortly after Christmas. The aim of them is to help you decide whether this is the right university for you.
But how do you make that decision from just a few hours at the university?...Read More »
That first year of university is fast approaching. For many of you it’s going to be in two weeks time!
I know how nervous you can feel going into that first year of uni. Will you make new friends? Will you cope without your parents around? Sure there’s excitement as well,...Read More »
The start of university is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. There will be lots of thoughts running through your head. Do you have everything you need? Who are you living with? What if you don’t like your accommodation or your course?
Don’t worry too much! All Freshers will have the...Read More »
It will be time to go back to university soon. For children in Scotland, they’re already back in school!
You may have heard recently that back to school...Read More »
Now could be the perfect time for preparing for study. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just going to university in September/October or you’ve just finished one of your university years.
Yes,...Read More »
It didn’t really happen at university for me but there were times when I was at boarding school that I just wanted to go home. I was bullied during my teen years and it led to...Read More »
For students in Scotland, university is just about starting. For those in England, Wales and other parts of the world, some don’t start for a few more weeks.
It doesn’t matter how far away it...Read More »
When you’re trying to settle into student life, where do you turn to for advice? There are many places online. While I try to offer as much practical advice as possible, there are...Read More »
Students around the country are looking for ideas for next year. Should they go to university, go into work, or take a gap year? One of the things that I partially wish I did was take a gap year.
Many students will receive their exam results this month. Scottish students already found out how they did in their Nationals yesterday, and English students await their GCSE and A-Level results.
It’s a nerve-wracking time. All that hard work put into studying and now you find out if it was worth it.
There...Read More »
If you look through some of the past posts, you may notice that they’re based on experiences. Some are my own and others are experiences my husband and sister have had...Read More »
So, you’ve finished your A-levels and you’ve got your grades (or maybe you haven’t) and you’re wondering, what now? This is not the easiest question to answer, especially if you have no definitive career plan...Read More »