So you’ve finished your HSC, but what now? Choosing a university can be a difficult decision to make. Not only do you need to figure out if the courses they offer suit your career path, you also need to consider other important factors.
How far is the university from home?
For many, attending university will be the first time you live away from home. For some, this may work out wonderfully and being on your own won’t worry you at all.
For others, university life may be a little daunting and homesickness will inevitably set in. Being closer to home will enable you to get back to the safety of home when you need it.
You will also need to consider if the university offers the lifestyle you’re after.
University life can vary from campus to campus so it’s important to find out what they’re like.
Do they have an active social network, making it easy to make friends and feel less isolated? Are they able to offer quiet spaces and study groups for those who prefer to get through their studies more efficiently?
There are a number of factors you will need to consider when choosing a university and open days are the perfect opportunity to find out more about the campuses they are interested in.
Take the time to talk to the current students and go on all the tours they offer. This will be the place you spend the next 3-4 years of your life, so make sure you are armed with all the information to make the best possible decision.