Quintessentially Education’s University Visit Tips
- December 21, 2017
- Posted by: Amelia Buckworth
- Category: Uncategorized
What questions should you ask when you visit a university?
Before applying to a university, make sure that you have gone to the university’s open days, as the place instead of the course can often affect an applicant’s decision. Make sure you ask all the questions that the university’s website has not managed to answer for you. Make the most of this opportunity by interacting with faculty members and admissions tutors if you can, so when it comes to them reading your personal statement they will be able to put a face to your application. By asking questions and showing your interest in the university and the course, you immediately elevate your prospects of an offer from the university at a later date.
Questions about your career prospects
• How will the course make you more employable?
• Do they offer to arrange placements?
• What have previous students done after graduating?
• What careers guidance facilities are there?
• What proportion of students goes on to do postgraduate study?
Questions about the accommodation
• What does it cost, and what is included in the cost?
• Will you have to move in and out of accommodation each term?
• How far will you have to travel to get into university and around town?
• Can you bring a car?
• Is a place in halls guaranteed if you make the university your insurance choice?
Questions about your course
• What grades do you need and can you still get a place if you don’t manage to quite get the grades?
• Is it worth applying to more than one course?
• How do they select which candidates to make offers to?
• Do they hold interviews or is selection based on your UCAS application?
• How do they feel about gap years and deferred entry?
Questions to ask current students
• What are the best and worst things about the university in their opinion?
• How have they found the course so far?
• What are the teaching facilities, academic support and field trips like in their opinion?
• Are some halls of residence better or worse than others?
• What is the city like to live in as a student?
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