Make A Decision

Once you have gathered all the information you need, it is advisable to think carefully about your own preferences.  Construct a table asking yourself some of the questions listed below. This should reduce your choices – remember you can apply for a MAXIMUM of 5 courses on your UCAS form.

You need to think carefully about your own personal preferences:

• What grades does the course require?

• How far away from home do I want to go?

• What reputation does the University have for my subject?

• What are the facilities like for my subject?

• What have previous graduates gone on to do?

• Will I get accommodation in my first year?

• Will I have to cook my own meals in my first year?

• Does the University have a good night life?

• Is it a campus University?

• Do I want to live in a large city?

• Is there a Premier League football ground?

• Will I get the opportunity to go abroad as part of the course?

• Is it a sandwich course?

• How will I be assessed – continuous assessment? or end of course/module exams?

• How much will the fees cost me and what financial support (including bursaries) will be available?

• How much will my accommodation cost?