Howdy everyone, hope you are all well! I hopefully met quite a few of you at the open day last Saturday, but if not, then make sure you all book yourself onto the next open day in 2013 and make a visit:)
On the open day quite a few parents and prospective students had a common question: what is the most important aspect when choosing a University?
So I thought I would broadcast my answer out to you all so it can help you guys with your choices on UCAS application! Take a good hard look at each prospectus and analyse what each University offers for your chosen subject. This is the most important factor when choosing where you want to study because it could have a big impact on your career! To give you examples, one course might offer a work placement year, and have good links with industry etc – these little things can make a big difference in the long run! It certainly helped me choose my course.
Glam Uni here offers many of those key extras which can give a course that extra edge – our forensic science course is a great example of this. At the Uni we have a crimescene house where all sorts of situations are set up to recreate crimes for the students to enter and work off. They even have special rooms for different scenes – one room is like a burnt out room from what I have heard! It sounds pretty cool and I think I’m due to visit it as part of my training later on in the year. With my course (forensic computing) I do a module which is all about providing evidence in a court of law, so I actually train in a mock courtroom which we have on our Treforest campus (also an integral part of the law course) and I will finish this year with a courtroom accreditation (after a lengthy beasting from an external barrister who will attempt to demolish my evidence case!!). These things can make the course incredibly fun and also bring about a more successful way of learning.
So to summarise – make sure you take a close look at each uni for what they offer upon your chosen course and maybe even build a little table or spreadsheet to fill in and see which ends up looking the best:) hopefully you’ll agree with me that the University of Glamorgan has those extra advantages on their courses so you can have a great time with lots of fun all whilst gaining a degree that will lead you straight into a good career!:) J