Firm and Insurance Choices
The deadline for choosing your firm and insurance universities is rapidly approaching, and I know it is such a stressful decision to make! Some people have a very clear idea of where they want to go to university, perhaps because of an amazing course, good location or maybe they just loved the university at an open day. However, I remember finding it a massive deal to choose, and so I thought I would write about my experiences in the hope it may help someone!
I applied to Warwick, Nottingham, York, Durham and Cambridge, and ended up receiving offers from all of them. By the time my offers had come in, I had narrowed down my firm choices to either Warwick or Cambridge, but I still needed to make the decision. It was undoubtedly the hardest choice I have ever had to make – the university you choose is the one you will be studying and living at for at least three years, and has the potential to shape your future in different ways – but ultimately it was simple.
At the end of the day, choosing a university is very personal, and the final decision shouldn’t come from your parents, or your friends, or your teachers or anyone else; you should choose where . For me, I chose Warwick as it offered the best course (I’m loving the MathsPhys life) and the whole environment really appealed to me. As someone who has always been highly involved with extra-curricular activities and volunteering, Warwick was the perfect place to immerse myself in societies, try new things and have a part time job, that I believe I couldn’t have done anywhere else. I loved how Warwick actively promoted themselves to be a place where you , of course, but students are also encouraged to available. Want to start a society? There is support for students to do this. Want to study abroad? Many departments have links with universities abroad. Want to do some part time work? There are jobs within the SU and Warwick Welcome Service as well as links to Unitemps. When I was making the decision, I knew that I wanted a and I truly believe that I have got that here at Warwick.
Wherever you choose to go, make sure you choose for the right reasons, and most importantly, choose . I had had my mind set on going to Cambridge for years, and yet when it came to making the decision I realised the place I needed to be at was Warwick. Although the decision of where to go is hard at the time, it will probably become the best choice of your life, as you will find a place where you can truly thrive.