Want to go to uni? Here’s how to get started
As you’re finishing up with A-levels you’ll be thinking about your next move and going to university is likely to be up there. Well, you’re not alone. Thousands of other students will be planning the exact same move, and you’re all probably thinking the same thing – what do I need to do?
Here at theunipod we’ve put together a guide to help you get started and embark on life as a uni student.
Step one: Talk to your careers advisor
All the unis around the country will be in touch with your careers office at school so make that your first point of call. They’ll have information available, prospectuses you can look at, and be able to answer any questions you might have. There are heaps of universities to choose from so this will help to start narrow down your search. Our uni search might also help you to put together a shortlist.
Step two: Decide what you want to do
Some of us know what we want to do when we grow up but the majority of us don’t. Fortunately, when it comes to going to uni that doesn’t really matter. However, you do need to have a bit of an idea of what you want to study. There is a huge range of subjects on offer – some of them you won’t even have heard of before – but if there’s something you really want to study, then start searching to find out which unis around the country offer your preferred subjects.
Step three: Attend a university open day
The best way to get a taste of university is to attend a university open day. Your school will most likely organise this for you but you also need to register your attendance. There may be some other unis that you want to have a look around that you school isn’t going to. If that’s the case then you’ll have to organise it yourself. However, theunipod suggests talking your parents into letting you go. After all, it’s your education at stake! We’ve a list of open day dates here, and also tips on questions to ask to make the most of your day.