Easy, yes? After all, we make decisions all day long – coffee or tea? Red shirt or white shirt? WhatsApp or Insta?
Well yes, except this decision has the potential to affect your entire future – so it’s a pretty big one.
In this week’s episode of Unipod, David Turner, High School Counselor from Dwight School Dubai and the owner of A List Education, advises us not to rush and to take the time to self-reflect before you sign on any dotted lines.
BridgeU is a platform used by many school counsellors, and Mollie Luckhurst is back for the last of BridgeU’s recommended three step process to choosing a university.
Click here to read more about BridgeU’s approach to choosing a university here:
To help you narrow down, rank/weight the areas which are important to you when making a decision, and then give a score to each university and course you are considering...
|Criteria||Ranking / Weightng|
|Big-brand university, eg Yale or Oxford|
|Cost of living|
|Diversity of student population|
|Quality/choice of accommodation|
|Big and busy|
|Small and friendly|
|Big lecture-sized classes|
|Range of modules before specializing|
|Assessed by exams|
|Assessed by coursework|
|Lots of group work|
|Mostly solitary learning|
|Student union and societies|
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Josie currently works as a University Counsellor at JESS Dubai. Before moving back to Dubai, she was Head of Careers at Ampleforth College, where she also taught English and Drama. Josie also works professionally in theatre, film, radio and voice-over.