Deciding which universities to apply to can be an overwhelming and difficult task. This task is made even harder if you plan to go to an international university, and may not be able to visit different universities in person. Below we have developed a handy guide that will help you decide which universities you want to apply for, without having to visit them.
1. Look at course rankings
The best way to determine whether or not a university will meet your needs is by looking at course league tables, and seeing how highly your course is ranked. For example, if you are considering education courses in UK universities, you can look at UK university subject league tables and look at which universities rank well for your chosen course.
2. Reach out to students on social media
Many universities run dedicated social media pages for their student ambassadors to answer questions posed by prospective students. You may wish to ask specific questions about your course, the university campus or extra-curricular activities. Whilst you will be able to find out most of this information online, it helps to have a first-person perspective and you may gain extra insider knowledge.
3. Think about your hobbies and interests
Do you have a particular hobby or talent you would like to keep practising at university? Look at different university websites and see if they offer a society that appeals to your hobbies. Many university societies welcome beginners, so you should also look at what hobbies you might like to try, such as water polo or rowing.
4. Look at the local area
Research what there is to do in the local area surrounding different universities and see what appeals to you. For example, if you are looking for a fast-paced environment, a university situated in a city-centre may be the right choice for you. Alternatively, if you are looking for a quiet area to focus on your studies, a campus university might be better suited for you.
Contact AHZ Associates
If you’d like more information about finding the right UK university, contact AHZ Associates today. We offer students admission services and can help you secure a place at your dream university.