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Recently, I have decided to go to uni rather than take an apprenticeship. I havent put much thought in, so I don't know what to expect when living away from home. Has anybody got good advice for picking the ideal uni, considering distance and subjects, and what can I expect with uni life?
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Choose something you actually want to study/are interested in.
Look at the courses different universities offer, what modules you have to study/can opt into etc and whether they appeal to you.
Take entry requirements/typical offers into consideration.
Go to open days. This will give you a really good idea of whether or not you actually like the university, the course, and the city or campus.
Look at how far it is to get home, how easy this journey is, how expensive it is. Tricky to get to an open day? It'll be tricky to get home for the weekend.
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Recently, I have decided to go to uni rather than take an apprenticeship. I havent put much thought in, so I don't know what to expect when living away from home. Has anybody got good advice for picking the ideal uni, considering distance and subjects, and what can I expect with uni life?
So pick the ideal uni:
-Prospects: jobs opportunities
-Teaching quality TEF
-Research (REF is good indicator)
-Prestige
-What type of city do you want: big/medium/small
-campus or city based
The criteria is really your choice but just some some things to think about

Living away for the first time: well not a lot to say it just happens, you'll be nervous before you go but once you arrive its a great experience, dont have any specific advice, youll find your feet once you get there,
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Recently, I have decided to go to uni rather than take an apprenticeship. I haven't put much thought in, so I don't know what to expect when living away from home. Has anybody got good advice for picking the ideal uni, considering distance and subjects, and what can I expect with uni life?
It all depends on you, but for me I have selected good University that would benefit me in my education, so look at the research quality that the Uni provides, graduate prospects. Most cities have very good unis for all courses so you can always look at unis that are easily commutable to get back home as often as possible, as for example if you're from Brighton it will be hard to get up to Newcastle whenever you wanted. So look at distance that's easily travelable but more importantly if the uni will benefit you,
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