How to Choose a University

Questions to ask yourself

  • Does the University offer the courses I want to study?
  • What’s its reputation like? League table ratings?
  • How competitive is it to get a place – entry requirements?
  • How much teaching support and time can it offer me?
  • What are its teaching facilities, ICT resources like?
  • How far away from home do I want to be?
  • 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?
  • Does it offer a range of clubs and societies?
  • What’s the social scene like?

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.