Taking the step from sixth form to university is an exciting challenge, but there are many big decisions which sit between these two milestones. It is the role of the university counsellor to provide support and guidance, so that these decisions are informed, manageable, and ultimately lead students to securing a place at a university which suits their ambitions.
Making decisions about future pathways
At the beginning of a student's journey to university, students and families must undertake considered research and decision making. Our university counsellor plays an important role in guiding them through this process and signposting the important factors to consider. For example, does the student have a firm understanding of how their chosen degree is taught at their potential university, what they will learn and how the style of teaching may differ from a university elsewhere?
University rankings often play a key role in the decision-making process for students. However, there will be a number of other criteria which also shape the university experience. Our counsellor encourages students to be aware of the diversity of choice available to them. They also help students to understand the locations of their potential universities and what it would actually be like to live and study there.