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Year 12s: what will be the first way you research your future options?

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Year 12s: what will be the first way you research your future options?

I'll visit a Ucas fair 3%
Attend a careers fair at my school or college 2%
Attend an open day(s) 17%
Looking at university league tables 17%
Ask for advice from my friends 1%
Ask for advice from my parent(s)/carer(s) 2%
Ask for advice from a teacher or careers advisor 7%
Researching online (The Student Room/social media) 31%
University websites 20%
Tell us more about your answer in the comments!2%
Total votes: 107
If you're in year 12 now, you might have already started thinking about what you'll do after you finish college or school.

Whether you've already got an idea or not, what will be the first thing you do to research your options for after you finish year 13?

Will you search online? Or maybe you'll look at university league tables or ask your friends or parents for advice?

Let us know what you're thinking :thumbsup:
1. Visiting School Career Counselors: These professionals provide guidance tailored to students' interests and academic profiles, helping to outline potential career paths and educational opportunities.

2. Exploring University and College Websites: To gain detailed information on courses, entry requirements, and campus life, which is crucial for making informed decisions about higher education.

3. Attending Career Fairs and University Open Days: These events are opportunities to gather information, ask questions, and get a feel for different institutions and what they offer.

4. Using Online Educational Resources: Websites like UCAS or College Board offer comprehensive tools for comparing courses, understanding application procedures, and getting insights into various career paths.

5. Consulting with Family and Mentors: Discussions with people who know your strengths and interests can provide personalized advice and share experiences from their own career paths.

6. Engaging with Online Forums and Social Media: Platforms like The Student Room, Reddit, and specific Facebook groups allow students to ask questions and hear firsthand experiences from peers and professionals.
Original post by averybrettz682
1. Visiting School Career Counselors: These professionals provide guidance tailored to students' interests and academic profiles, helping to outline potential career paths and educational opportunities.
2. Exploring University and College Websites: To gain detailed information on courses, entry requirements, and campus life, which is crucial for making informed decisions about higher education.
3. Attending Career Fairs and University Open Days: These events are opportunities to gather information, ask questions, and get a feel for different institutions and what they offer.
4. Using Online Educational Resources: Websites like UCAS or College Board offer comprehensive tools for comparing courses, understanding application procedures, and getting insights into various career paths.
5. Consulting with Family and Mentors: Discussions with people who know your strengths and interests can provide personalized advice and share experiences from their own career paths.
6. Engaging with Online Forums and Social Media: Platforms like The Student Room, Reddit, and specific Facebook groups allow students to ask questions and hear firsthand experiences from peers and professionals.

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Original post by emm4nuella
Try your best not to post AI-generated responses, please
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Original post by averybrettz682
What the 🤨
If you get such an answer from an AI tool, can you show me? You called my 15 minutes of hard work AI. How wise have you proven to be.

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