Not sure whether to go or not?
Before I went to the Summer school at Edge Hill University in August 2015, I'm going to be honest I wasn't 100% sure that I wanted to go to University so I decided to go to Edge Hill and see what it was like, I spent three days doing Business studies which is one of my favourite subjects, I made loads of new friends and I really liked the campus so I would definitely recommend going to a summer school and an open day at a University you are interested in and want to go to. I went to a UCAS open day in April 2015 and I thought it was so good, there was over 100 universities there so I got the chance to speak to loads of representatives from different Universities and find out more about the courses I wanted to look at and this helped me to narrow down which Universities I want to go and have a look at.
Finding out what the course is like?
Personally, I am looking at courses which are more coursework based than exams because I prefer coursework, I would definitely recommend looking at the course you want to do at the University you want to go to on the Unistats website, I find this website so helpful for giving important course information. I also want to do a year abroad therefore I am looking at Universities that you can study abroad at as I just think being able to study abroad would be such an amazing experience.
Finding out what the accommodation you want is like?
I know that whichever University I choose to go to I want an en suite room, when I stayed at Northumbria University we stayed in halls with a shared bathroom and it was okay but I preferred the accommodation I stayed at, at Edge Hill University because it was en suite. I have an en suite at home and I love having my own bathroom so I know I will definitely be paying a little bit more for an en suite room.
How far away do you want to go?
Personally, I do want to leave home to go to University but I don't want to go too far away from my friends and family. I think the furthest I am looking is about 3 hours away from where I live at the moment because I do want to gain more independence but I still want to be able to pop home every now and then.
Thanks so much for reading!
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