University – The Student View. University Explained ● Why University? ● Student Life – Academic and Social! ● Choosing a Course ● Choosing a University.
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University Explained ● Why University? ● Student Life – Academic and Social! ● Choosing a Course ● Choosing a University ● Applications ● The cost of being a student ● Questions! University Explained
● Opens up a range of opportunities ● Study a subject you enjoy ● Three years of student life ● Independence ● Meet people from across the world ● Learn from the experts ● Challenge yourself Why University?
University Explained ● Very different to school and college! ● A mix of lectures and small group teaching ● You decide how to manage your time! ● Resources Academic Life
University Explained A 1 st Year Law Timetable MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 9am 10am CriminalConstitutional 11am CriminalCivilConstitutional 12pm Tort Civil 1pm 2pm 3pm Civil Supervision 4pm Tort Supervision
University Explained ● Something for everyone! ● College and/or University societies ● Entertainment ● Religious/cultural/support groups ● Students’ Union ● University Funding ● Meet people from outside of your course/halls ● Set Societies Up Student Life – The Social Side!
University Explained ● All levels ● Focus on getting involved ● Professional coaching ● Financial support ● Chance to go to other Universities Sports
University Explained ● Do you have career aims? ● What do you enjoy? ● What are you good at? ● Something new? ● Something familiar? ● How is it taught? Choosing a Course
University Explained Choosing a University ● Does it offer the course you want? ● How is it taught/assessed? ● Location ● Reputation ● Extra-curricular opportunities? ● Facilities? ● Does it ‘feel’ right? ● Entry Requirements NB: 98% of universities charge the same level of tuition fees.
University Explained ● Choosing your A-Level (or equivalent) subjects. ● Doing as well as possible in your exams ● Thinking about what you might like to study. ● Try doing things to see if you really are interested in the subject. What next?
University Explained ● It is something you need to think about already ● What do you enjoy? What are you good at? ● What do YOU want to study? ● What do universities want for the course that you want to do? Choosing A Level Subjects
University Explained Costs of going to University: ● Tuition fees (£3,290 per year) ● Living costs - rent, food, social life etc How to cover the costs: ● Government loans and grants ● University bursaries ● Part-time/holiday work Finance
University Explained ● Ask questions today ● E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org@cusu.cam.ac.uk ● Consult the University Prospectuses – General, Specific and Alternative ● Visit the websites: www.ucas.co.uk ● Visit the Universities! Finding Out More