Applying to University


Recently I have been working on my university applications and everyone in my family has come to a realisation that actually this process can actually be quite overwhelming. With all of the different choices you could possibly make, it might be hard to try and decide on just five. It’s important that this University is where you wanna be because whatever choices you make, you’ll have to stick with it for three years, or maybe more.

Firstly, it’s important to know specifically what course you are looking at doing. This doesn’t require that you know specifically what you want to do with the rest of your life, counter to what a lot of people will tell you. Even grown adults don’t have their lives figured out, so it cannot be expected for young adults to have everything that they want to do completely planned. Instead, it is better to look at doing something at Uni that you enjoy or that you are passionate about. Whatever it is that you find interesting or whatever it is you are good at, it is never a waste to invest more time into the thing that you care about. This could be an easy thing, or it could be really hard to narrow down what kind of course would be best for you. It is important to remember that while there may be pressure for you to continue on to formal higher education, there are always other options out there that will provide you with just as much education that may be better suited to what you enjoy or even what you want to do with your future. 

Another thing that should be considered when looking at Universities is the location. While it may be a little scary to move away from home for possibly the first time, you never know where the best opportunities for you will possibly be. Still, sometimes, the best place for you could be the place where you can receive the most support while you are conducting your studies. It really is, once again, what is best suited for you. One of the many things that will have to be considered when thinking about living away from home would be about going about obtaining a maintenance loan. This is the money lent to you from the same people who lend out the student loan, based on the total income of the household in which you come from, that decides how much money you get to facilitate you living away from home for the first time. If you do not have a job away, this money will be what maintains you, as the name suggests. 

Whatever you decide to do with your future, wherever you feel it’s best for you to go, chasing your dreams will always be a worthwhile endeavour.  So whatever it is you want to do with your life, whoever it is that you want to be, remember that while it may be hard, it is never a waste to put time and effort in to what you love.

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