How did you choose which university you want to go to?

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I'm pretty set on what I want to study at university (either fine art or illustration), and I have about fifty different prospectus' in my room and I've looked at UCAS but there is so much information and they all sell themselves so I have no idea which university would be best or even which one's i want to look at at open days etc. . Anyone whose applied, or is looking at unis right now? What kinds of things did you think about when choosing which ones to visit/apply to?  How did you make your choice, like did you make a table? Are there any helpful websites/books I could look at?

Posted Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 10:16 by Sarah
Edited by Sarah on Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 10:20

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Answered Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 10:45 by LP-FTW
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I would sit down with your teacher of the subject you want to study or with your UCAS administrator/careers advisor at your school and see what advice they have to give because trust me they have plenty. And one thing that I found really helped me was going to the universities, sometimes somewhere looks really good on paper but when you get there you find it really isn't for you. Don't forget that you can go to as many open days as you want to. But if you aren't allowed much time off school to go visit universities, if you contact the university they usually allow you to go look around on the weekends. You will only make a good decision if you are really informed about it. Also don't let anyone else make the decision for you. It is your future so you have to make the decision. Try going on student forums and see what they have to say about what the course is like at their university etc. The best and most honest opinions you'll receive are from students who are currently studying there.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your exams and choosing a university :) **

Answered Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 11:30 by Alice Clare