The higher education system in the UK is very
diverse, and students can study at a wide range
of institutions, from traditional universities to
further education colleges with higher education
provision, to smaller and specialist institutions.
As a result of this diverse range of institutions and their different modes of teaching and learning, your students can choose the setting that best suits them and their individual educational preferences.
What course do they want to study? Once they
know that, they might have the difficult but
exciting prospect of deciding where to study it. A
primary consideration is what the course is like
at each institution, i.e., the content of the course
– does the History programme cover the topics
they are most interested in?
It is also important to note that different higher education providers might teach the courses in different ways. Some institutions might focus on the more theoretical aspects of the course, whilst others embed more modes of application and research. Understanding the different types of universities will enable you to best advise your students.
A good way to answer this question is to encourage a student to think about what is most important for them as an individual and marry this with the type of setting.
The best way to approach supporting your students with choosing where to study their chosen course is to encourage them to keep their minds open to all types of institution, to find out more about them (by reading prospectuses and social media posts, attending open days and talking to current students), and then decide which suits them best.
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by Sarah Wiltshire
posted on 6 Jun '23
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