Why Choose University?
More than an education
University is about more than an education. Your university experience gives you the knowledge, skills, confidence and experience to help you make your world better. Whether you’re a school leaver or a mature student, university opens up a host of new opportunities and lets you take control of your future.
A higher education qualification
A university qualification makes you more attractive in the eyes of future employers and increases your earning potential. It shows that you have the ability and self-motivation to learn at a higher level, and the dedication to see your course through to the end.
Better career prospects
If you know what you want to do after graduating, a vocational degree can significantly improve your job prospects at the same time as giving you professional skills and knowledge relevant to your future career.
Valuable employability skills
An increasing number of graduate jobs do not specify a particular subject area. Employers often look for the key skills that you develop throughout your degree, such as information technology, communication skills, teamwork and problem solving.
Personal development time
University lets you develop as an individual. It gives you the time and opportunity to develop new interests, learn new skills and meet new people. Especially if it‘s your first time away from home, you’ll become more independent and self-reliant. You’ll also have space to form an idea of the path you want to take after graduation.
A world of opportunity
At university, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons by meeting new people from all over the world, facing new challenges and making use of the huge range of new activities, clubs and societies on offer. You may even be able to take part of your course overseas and learn a new language and culture.
If you choose a vocational course, you will have the opportunity to undertake work placements in your chosen subject area. These placements not only give you hands-on experience in your potential future career, but also enable you to start building a network of industry contacts.
Flexible learning options
University doesn’t necessarily involve several years of full-time study in one place. Flexible study options let you choose how and when you learn. These include part-time study, distance and online learning, work-based learning and study abroad options.