How to choose a career

Choosing what to study at university can be one of the toughest and biggest decisions you will ever make. Thanks to Google, a world full of information and advice is at your fingertips. However, too much information can be as harmful as too little and can hamper your judgment.

So sit back, relax and read our top 5 tips to help you decide which degree is right for you.

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1. Identify your interests:

First and foremost, think about the subject that interests you the most. Do you enjoy science experiments or solving maths problems? Would you rather play sports or dwell in the world of art and literature? Or do you see yourself in a seat at the board room table, as an entrepreneur, a computer whizz, a lawyer or a healthcare worker?

Exploring your interests is a good start-point in your search for the perfect degree. Remember, learning is easy and fun if you have a genuine passion for the subject. So list the subjects you enjoy and match them to the industries you would like to work in later.

2. Do your research:

Thorough research will not only be about the subjects you like, but also crucial factors like:

  • fees and funding
  • entry requirements
  • assessment types
  • course accreditations like Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), British Psychological Society (BPS). Courses accredited by professional bodies means you can be sure your qualification is meeting industry standards and will be valued by employers globally.
  • student reviews and university reputation
  • whether you wish to go for full-time study or try flexible learning with options like distance learning or blended learning.

3. Take an online quiz:

It is worthwhile taking online aptitude tests and quizzes to help you explore your strengths, key skills and what your ideal career might be. Try our popular test to discover which degree might be right for you.

Find the right degree for you

4. Explore your learning style:

Have you ever wondered why some people thrive in group discussions while others are much stronger in individual assignments? It may be related to different learning styles, which influence the way people take in information.

There are three key learning styles:

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Sensory or ‘kinesthetic.'

Research which degrees focus more on your preferred approach and style of learning.

5. Seek advice from career counsellors:

If you’re still unsure, try discussing it with your academic advisers and career counsellors who can offer their experienced viewpoint and also help with any career-anxiety.

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