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Applying to university
Applications for university are completed in the Autumn term of year 13, students are advised to visit institutions of interest and thoroughly research courses available.
Questions to ask:
- Does the University offer the courses I want to study? It is essential that the course you choose is of real interest to you and will lead you into your chosen career pathway.
- How competitive is it to get a place – entry requirements? Are you studying the right subjects and are your predicted grades good enough for their entry requirements.
- How much teaching support and time can it offer me? Courses can vary enormously with the amount of ‘contact time’ offered.
- What are its teaching facilities?
- How far away from home do I want to be? We are very lucky living in Harrogate and there are several excellent universities local, however, you may decide that you want to move further afield.
- Do I want to live in a main city or more rural location?
- Do I want to be at a large city centre university or on a Campus?
- What are the costs – fees, accommodation, cost of living? Research thoroughly using the university websites, Student Finance England so you are aware of the cost implications.
- Does it offer a range of clubs and societies of interest to you?
There are over 50,000 courses available at 310 institutions so you need to do some serious research to ensure you find the right course for you.