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Thursday, June 04, 2015

How parents can help you choose your university

"Selecting the right university is a significant decision in any young person's life, find out how and why your parents can help make all the difference." continues WalesOnline.

Choosing the right university is important to make the most of your degree and have a brilliant experience.

But it’s a challenge deciding between the many universities on offer, and getting the right support to make your decision.

There’s no need to go it alone – in fact, the answer lies closer to home than you think. 

Getting your parents on board in decision-making can really help, as Daisy, a law student at the one of the UK’s largest universities, the University of South Wales, found out

University of South Wales - location

So where to start? Daisy’s first step was to go online and do some research to find which universities suited her.
Of course, grades matter and this should probably be your first consideration – will you get accepted there?

Once you find something that matches your predicted grades and appeals to you, talk it over with your parents, grandparents, even your siblings, anyone you think will help.

They're likely to have practical knowledge about the area you won't find on a website.

Daisy looked at the Guardian website, and liking the look of the University of South Wales, had a brief discussion with her father, Alan.

“I had never been to Wales before”, said Daisy, “but I spoke to my dad, and realised that the University of South Wales was only about an hour away from home.”

Open days are a must when deciding on which university to attend - not only will you meet the lecturers and find out more about the courses on offer, you’ll be able to get a feel for the university, see the facilities on offer and take a look at your future town or city.

Many universities have a number of campuses, each with a different character and home to different courses, which could influence your final decision. 


Source: WalesOnline and University of South Wales Channel (YouTube)

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