Making decisions on university course and career based on your personality and with your career in mind. Featuring Leeds Trinity University and the Make Happen Uni Connect network.

Event Summary

This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speakers for this event are David Foley, from the Make Happen Uni Connect Network and Steven Forsyth, the Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer at Leeds Trinity University.

Making university choices based on your personality and core values
David talks about discovering your personality preferences and how this relates to important decision you will make in the coming years. He explains how this is a process of finding a balance between who you are and what you are doing. For this reason, it is important to think about where you see yourself in the future.

David goes on to speak about what core values are, how they are subjective to each person and shares how you can explore your own key principles.

David shares a useful method which helps you to narrow down your own values, and explains why they can change over time. He goes on to look at what a personality is, how it is formed and how your personality is determined depending on various factors. Finally, he touches on why your core values and personality preferences are important for university and job applications.

Researching your university choices
Steven speaks about how to effectively research the different universities you apply for. It is important to understand that course and university are separate factors, and you need think about whether you prefer the course or university first, explains Steven.

He touches on a range of aspects to consider when making university and course choices such as university ranking, social life and staying at home or moving away. He shares useful resources to look at if you are unsure which course or university is the right one for you, and looks at careers you can consider after graduating. Finally, he talks about taster sessions and gives some top tips for the university research process.

Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, an English Literature Graduate from the University of Birmingham.

Event Recorded: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 12:00

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