Now, in reality, you have probably begun to consider your choices and made a start. You will have ideas about what you want to study and will have undoubtedly heard of some of the more famous institutions already; the two most famous being Oxford and Cambridge.
These represent the gold standard for UK universities and the admissions process for both is quite different to even that of a top-level Russell Group university. But, just because both of these institutions are world famous, does this mean that they are going to be the best fit for you and your subject?
At Oxbridge, the pace and style of learning is very tough and this can be a shock for many students who do not deal well in high-pressured environments. You are intellectually challenged from the moment you arrive and if you are not up to the task, this can lead to a high drop-out rate for students.
Therefore, choosing the right university and course, is the first major step in launching your application to study in the UK. There are a number of ways you can approach this process and some factors you could consider:
Course content and assessment methods
Student satisfaction rating
Graduate employment prospects
There are many other nuances to think about when choosing between different courses and we have decided to give a select group of students a helping hand and a head start on their application.
We are holding a special one-hour University Course Selection workshop on the 24th of April, which will be FREE for students who attend our Top Universities Fair on the 17th of April.
Our director of Higher Education, Frances Downham, and her team members Graham Morgan Smith and Xueyao Cheng are delivering this special workshop to give students the tools they need to make this difficult choice.