Choosing where you want to go to university is a big decision. I’m sure you’ll have been online and seen all the league tables and been inundated with statistics about how brilliant various universities are. The reality is the only way to make the right choice is to go there and see what you think of it for yourself. As such, I’d advise going to as many open days as possible. This way, you can see a range of different universities and pick the one that’s right for you!
As for WBS, there was a very specific reason why I chose to come here and it’s down to the Management course itself. It’s very mixed. I like that because I think it better prepares you for the world of work. Example – we’re currently doing a module called ‘Business Planning – Integrative Project’, as part of this, we have to come up with a business idea and put together a 10 minute pitch for funding. This is a very practical module which I like. Complementing this, however, are several modules that take a far more theoretical approach. There are modules which focus more on theories or more on numbers. Subsequently, you’re equipped with both practical skills and a good theoretical base.
Another benefit is that in the second and third years you’re able to choose the majority of the modules, tailoring the course to suit you and what you want to do as a career. If you don’t know what you want to do post uni, don’t worry, most people don’t! You can tailor your course to be broad in order to prepare you for a whole range of different professions within the world of business.
At the end of the day, though, it’s your life and your decision! You’ve got to decide if you’d prefer a campus or a city, a single honours degree or a joint honours, an ensuite or a shared bathroom etc… It’s not an easy decision, but one worth spending some time on!
Best of luck,