Why go to uni?

Choosing whether or not to go to university is a big decision. You don’t have to go – uni isn’t the only way into a career – but here are five great reasons you should think about doing a degree.

1. More career choices

Most employers today want their staff to have a degree. Although studying a relevant subject is important, this isn’t always the case. Simply having a degree can open more doors for you.

2. More money in your pocket

Graduates (people with a degree) earn roughly £100,000 more during their lifetime than non-graduates. Just don’t forget to pay back your student loan...

3. More thinking time

Going to uni gives you the chance to explore your chosen subject in detail, to learn more about yourself, and to discover what you really want to do with your life.

4. More freedom

Being at uni helps you become much more independent. It’s up to you to manage your own study, health, fitness, finances and relationships.

5. More friends and opportunities

You’ll meet people from completely different backgrounds, from all over the world. You’ll also get the chance to try new hobbies and sports, like drama or rugby.

So, would you like to go to uni? Get advice on where to go from here.