A Quick Guide To University Life
University is often most peoples first time away from home. How can you make the best use of this great opportunity?
As quick online university pros and cons exercise, we thought that we could provide you with a useful tool to prepare you for what UK university life could be like - but you have to be open minded!
Benefits of University
- Employment prospects / career progression
- Independence & personal development
- Pursue academic interests
- Social life
- Social skills
- Communication skills
- Organisational skills / time management
- Budgeting skills
- Subject knowledge
- Ability to work in a team
- Creative thinking & analytical skills
Living at Home
- Greatly reduced costs
- No Bills!
- Meals, laundry and washing up!
- Generally a lot cleaner
- Familiar environment and friends
- Study in peace
- More relaxed
- Travelling every day
- You have to behave!
- Getting involved at university is more difficult
- You're not as independent as you could be - and certain skills like cooking, cleaning etc. are actually quite useful later on in life
- Freedom & independence
- Best way to meet new people
- House Parties!
- An amazing experience
- Get involved in university life
- Get to live in a different place
- Your new housemates can become your best friends
- You have to move from home sooner or later - why not now?
- Can be expensive - Rent, Bills, Food
- Have you ever tasted your own cooking week in, week out?
- Your new housemates could be a nightmare
- You can get some very dodgy landlords - and dodgy houses
- Cleaning, Laundry etc has to be done at some point
- Can be very hectic, very loud and difficult to study
There you have it - probably the shortest and most direct guide to University life and what it's worth you doing it for - or not!