University – Part Two – New opportunities.

University offers you a whole bag of opportunities. Even though many think its all about academics and socialising, it is also about educating yourself in life experience by getting the most out of your time there throughout your three or four years, depending on how long your course is.

Your chosen university’s student union is a great place to meet new friends. The list of societies you can join is endless, from the netball society to the Custard Wrestling society, yes you did hear me correctly.

You meet new people who could shape your life into something completely different. Take Spark FM for example. Never in a million years did I see myself as a radio presenter 7 months into my first year at university!

University is a new chapter in your life and you can experience so many wonderful and fun things alongside your degree subject. Remember to look fully into what opportunities are available alongside your degree at the places you are considering applying to.

Also make sure you try to physically visit the university as you get a feel of the place and its surroundings which can be a lot different to just researching it on a computer screen or flipping through a university prospectus.

If you are struggling to choose a course, think about what subjects you enjoy the most and then match these subjects to particular degrees to enable you to consider where these courses may take you on your career path.

Then again university isn’t for everyone and it may be hard to know what you want exactly at 17 or 18, it can be a ridiculous expectation. But don’t worry yourself, everything will turn out alright in the end. It is a scary experience, but it should also be exciting too. Don’t rush into your decision and do your research! It is amazing what you can find from researching and asking people who have gone through the same process.

Until next time,

K x

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