Helping your child choose a course and university

Before choosing a course it’s essential that your child does their research. They shouldn’t just look at each university’s league table rankings and overall reputation. Instead they should look more deeply at what each course offers. Such as the facilities available, the skills they’ll gain, and the opportunities on offer for personal and professional development.

Doing your research

Things to consider

Encourage your child to compare the content of the courses they’re interested at several different universities. No two similarly named courses are ever alike. So it pays to get an insight into the experience they would be signing up for.

  • Look carefully at the individual modules that make up each course. Will your child be able to select from a range of modules, or are all of them compulsory? Having a wide choice of modules could enable them to shape their degree around their ambitions.
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