2. Getting the information… Take a look through the College prospectus. This will give you a taste of the careers each subject could lead to, what higher education options will be available, what it’s like to study in each department and what past students have gone on to do. Also, check out YourSpace Online at which is our Student services website full of great careers advice
3. Looking beyond the title… You now know the subject area, but what about the course? Two courses that look similar on paper can be very different in reality. For instance, what modules does the course cover? Will you be assessed via exams, coursework or both? How many days a week will you be in College? How much are you expected to study at home? An open evening is the perfect chance to get down to the nitty gritty with the subject tutors and really make sure you’re choosing the best course – or pathway – for you.
4. Taking the step… You’ve thought about what you want and researched the courses; now it’s time to make your application. You’ll be invited to an interview once you’ve applied. Don’t panic, this is a two way process and simply an opportunity to make sure you will be completely happy on your chosen course. You’ll also have your welcome day to look forward to at the end of the summer – a taste of things to come in September!
5. We’re here to help… We understand it can be stressful choosing the right course, but it should be an exciting time too! Just remember that our Careers Team are here to help not just current students, but prospective students as well. So drop in or give them a call if you need any advice. They’ll be happy to help.
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