7 Steps to Discover Your Perfect School

By University of Gloucestershire Modified on October 11, 2017

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You want to go to college, BUT… What to study? Where to go? …Don’t panic! This is the fun part!

What’s important to you? What will help you meet your goals?

1. Consider what makes you happy

Order what makes you happy in life, e.g. being creative, making a difference, etc.

2. Explore the courses available

Think outside of Canada and consider courses in the UK.

3. Determine your career aspirations

List any career you ever wanted then delete those that don’t match your top three items from Step 1.

4. Identify the subjects that match your career aspirations (Step 3)

Which subjects align with your ideal career pathway(s)?

5. What must a college offer for you?

List your criteria & order by importance, e.g. Subjects Offered, Location, Safety, Cost, Entry Requirements, etc. Highlight any deal breakers.

6. Research colleges that meet your deal breaker requirements

Compare each against your set criteria, e.g.
Instution Name University of Gloushire
Annual Fees Approx. $23,000 CAD
Campuses 10,000 studentsThree
campuses.,Est. 1834.
Courses Bachelor degree in as little
as 3 years.Lecturers
with industry experience & professional links.Professional work experience/placements/field trips.
Employability 95% in employment / higher
education within 6 months of graduation.Career-ready graduates.,Professional accreditations & qualifications.
Locaton Cheltenham & Gloucester,
UK.2 hrs. to London, 1 hr. to
Bristol / Birmingham.Beautiful / safe / vibrant /
countryside.Tourist destination.Festivals, e.g. literature, science, etc.
Scholarships International merit scholarships - up to 50%
off first year tuition fees*.
Subjects Animation; Business, Creative Writing;
Criminology; Cyber Security; Film Production; Events, Hospitality &
Tourism; Journalism; Law; Psychology; Sport, etc.


7. Ultimately choose the right college for you!