Choosing the wrong university is easy.
Pick the one your mates think is good. Pick the one your dad wishes he’d gone to. Or pick one based on some vague feeling that it’s got a good reputation.
Just don’t, whatever you do, spend any time doing some decent research.
Choosing the right university is a bit more demanding. It’s not something you do in a spare five minutes. It’s going to take time and you’re going to need the motivation to do some proper research. You might have to make some tough decisions – ruling out universities that you once thought were perfect for you.
But it’s worth the effort. You’ll be spending at least three years at the place you choose. It’s going to be your home, not just the place where you study. By putting in the legwork now, you can feel confident that you’ve made the right choice.
Feeling motivated? Here are eight key questions to ask yourself when you’re choosing a uni.
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Last edited by shooks; 08-11-2017 at 17:47.
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The mistake I made was assuming that somewhere that was a great day when I went for interview would be somewhere I would be comfortable living in for years.
I would always suggest spending a bit more time in the area of the university. Arrange to stay over in halls or a hostel and just generally get a feel for the place outside of the organised tours and talks.