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Parents & teachers

Why go to university?

Graduation (500 x 280)

To improve career prospects

Gaining a degree can significantly increase and improve your son or daughter’s career prospects. They will not only have a wider variety of career options to choose from once they have a degree, but they are likely to progress much faster up the career ladder. While it would be misleading to claim that a degree guarantees employment, an increasing number of organisations require people to hold degrees before applying.

To pursue a vocation

Students often choose to study at higher education level to further an interest in a particular subject, or in a particular vocation. Some careers, such as those in medicine, nursing, architecture, law and pharmacy, cannot be practised without a particular vocational degree.

To earn more

Statistics show that graduates earn significantly more than those without higher education qualifications. As a graduate, your son or daughter’s options will be wider, and they will find it easier to get into employment and to stay in employment.

To develop employable skills

A degree will not only give students in-depth knowledge of their chosen subject but will also make them more employable, developing transferable skills such as communication, presentation and problem-solving skills and enhancing their ability to work as part of a team.

To build self-confidence, independence and responsibility

University will help students to build their self-confidence and independence. They will have the opportunity to pursue different interests through the Students’ Union and will make new friends from different countries and backgrounds.

To study a subject they enjoy

Students often choose to study a subject because they have enjoyed it at school or college. Finding out more about something that is enjoyable will show commitment and will often produce excellent results for the students.

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