Choosing The Right University
ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
Choosing a university is a big decision. We've put together some tips to help your young person to decide. If they consider the questions below, they'll be better equipped to make the right decision.
How do they like to learn? Do they like exams, or do they prefer practical learning?
Different universities put different emphasis on exams, essays and practical work; some will split it evenly, while others might prioritise exams and essays. At UEL, assessments reflect the real world of work and employability skills are embedded into all of our courses. Grades are often based on reports and presentations, not essays and exams.
Would they like to attend large lecture theatres, or do they prefer smaller class sizes?
Some students prefer to learn in large lecture theatres. Others will thrive with more personal one-to-one contact with their tutors. At UEL we believe in smaller class sizes and more individual ways of teaching.
Do they want to be in the countryside, or at the centre of a big city?
UEL is in the heart of east London, and a short bus or train ride away from the centre of one of the world’s great capitals. Work experience opportunities and cultural attractions are all on the doorstep.
Would they prefer to be in university halls, rented accommodation, or live at home?
UEL is one of the only universities in London to offer on-campus accommodation, meaning that your young person will be close to their lecture halls.
Is their course accredited by the relevant professional body?
It is important to check whether a course is accredited, something which is important to future employers. This seal of approval from a leading professional body should ensure the course will offer the skills and knowledge needed to impress at interviews. Our Careers Coach tool is an online platform that provides information about specific careers, courses, job roles, potential wages and available jobs.
Every course at UEL includes a Professional Fitness & Mental Wealth programme that guarantees graduates leave us with more than just academic expertise. They’ll become the person who stands out at job interviews and makes an impression at assessment centres for graduate schemes.
The Career Passport provides proof of each skill students have mastered as part of their course, mental wealth programme or through internships and placements. It is beyond a traditional CV as many of the skills are validated externally by major corporations, including Microsoft and Amazon.
Students and parents often have different questions about university. At an open day, I might speak to a student about the brilliant transport links to the centre of London, which is great for nights out. Parents will be more reassured by the fact that UEL has bus stops or stations only a few metres away from the entrance to the campuses, where we have 24-hour security on hand."
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