Why Go To University?
The advantages of Higher Education
By Chris Fuller
Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer
Why Go To University?
The advantages of Higher Education
By Chris Fuller
Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer
Study a subject
you love and are
passionate about
Much broader
career choices
and
opportunities
Why go on to HE?
Great social life,
extra curricular
activities and
personal
development
Graduate wage
scales
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Study a subject
you love and are
passionate about
Much broader
career choices
and
opportunities
Why go on to HE?
Great social life,
extra curricular
activities and
personal
development
Graduate wage
scales
4
University & College
Admission Service
There are over 50,000 courses and 325 HE
institutions to choose from…
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Try the Stamford Test
for an idea where to
start…
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You can
search for
specific
subjects,
certain
universities
or regions
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Or you can
search through
in alphabetical
order.
Many are
things are
subjects that
are not offered
at GCSE and
A-Level.
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Aeronautics & Astronautics
Oceanography
Wine Studies
Nursing & Midwifery
Civil Engineering
Automotive
Philosophy
Criminology
Marine
Biology
Physiotherapy
Environmental Sciences
Entrepreneurship
Viking Studies
Sport
International Relations
Health & Social Care
Audiology
Youth Work
Film Studies/Media
Fashion
Zoology
Computer Science
Archaeology
Astronomy
Ship Science
Geology Pharmacology
Substance Misuse
Gambling
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The EP logo indicates the
university
has provided a full ‘Entry
Profile’ for this course
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Study a subject
you love and are
passionate about
Much broader
career choices
and
opportunities
Why go on to HE?
Great social life,
extra curricular
activities and
personal
development
Graduate wage
scales
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Many career choices are graduate entry only.
Even those not considering vocational degrees
will be at a huge advantage when applying for
work. Employers know universities develop
transferable skills as well as academic skills.
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Study a subject
you love and are
passionate about
Much broader
career choices
and
opportunities
Why go on to HE?
Great social life,
extra curricular
activities and
personal
development
Graduate wage
scales
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ASquash
choice of
Club
overJuggling
200 University
Club
Mountain
Art Society
Gliding Club Fencing Club
societies
and
clubs
including:
Biking
Club
Caving
Club
Bike Users
Kung-Fu
Photographic
Club
Astronomy
Ten
Pin
Hillwalking
Netball
Club
Students
Life
Saving
Buddhist
ClubClubMen’s society
Riding
Society
Bowling
Club
Club
Union
Club
Society
Women’s
Hockey
Club
Canoe
Club
Judo
Club
Handball
Christian
Basketball
Southampton
Rugby
Club
Conservation
Lesbian,
Gay
Club
Engineering
Union
Extreme
Club
University
Jazz Volunteers
Club Boat
Windsurfing
Club
and Bisexual
Frisbee
Club
Society
Ironing
Officer
Chinese
Concert
Band Club
Alpha
Soc
Aikido
Club
Society
Club
Society
Amnesty
Asian
Cultural
Vollyball
Club
Catholic
Kickboxing
Training
Corp
Society
BadmintonJiu-Jitsu
Southampton
International
Society
Chess
Club
Society
Club
Club
Rock
Society
Society
University
Air
Debating
Hindu
Society
Society
Choir
Archery Club
Aikido Club Squadron Society
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Boldrewood
•Medicine
•Biomedical Sciences
Southampton
General
Highfield Campus
•Medicine
•Computer Science
•Nursing
•Law
Avenue Campus
•English
•History
•Film
•Archaeology
•Modern Languages
National Oceanography Centre
•Marine Biology
•Oceanography
•Engineering
•Physics
•Environmental Sciences
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Study a subject
you love and are
passionate about
Much broader
career choices
and
opportunities
Why go on to HE?
Great social life,
extra curricular
activities and
personal
development
Graduate wage
scales
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Employment
Recent research has revealed that university graduates
typically EARN TWICE AS MUCH as those that go directly
into work.
Plus although starting later, graduates typically start on
a much higher wage which increases much more quickly.
Non-graduate first job
£11,000
Graduate first job
£18,000
Loans are paid back as a graduate once earning over
£15,000 at 9% of earnings over that amount…
£18,000 p.a. wage - loan repayment = £5.19 per week
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University
Websites
Visit Open
Days
Careers
Service
Further
UCAS
Fairs
University
Prospectus
Research
Request a
Course
Brochure
University of Southampton Open Days:
Thursday 3rd July
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September
Email
admissions
tutors
Independent
Guides
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