This morning Year 10 and 11 enjoyed a fantastic presentation from the Higher Education Roadshow, an initiative from Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University. We saw the huge range of degree courses available – over 30,000 in the UK! It was fun to ‘spot the fake degree’ – who knew you could get a degree in circus performance or stand-up comedy? The point is, whatever your interest, there is a course out there somewhere for you.
We also learnt more about the amazing opportunities available at university to pursue your interests, through all of the extra-curricular societies. Some can even lead to a future career – presenting a programme on Cardiff Uni’s TV station gave one graduate the experience she needed to land a job with Sky Sports! Students were inspired to investigate courses and make the most of the opportunities available.
Many students don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing A Levels or a degree course, and the presentation gave us helpful pointers in thinking ‘What is my best subject?’, ‘What kind of career would I like?’ and recommended the UCAS website in finding out what grades courses require. It’s never too soon to start thinking about your future. Students can sign up to the HE roadshow newsletter to stay updated and follow them on Twitter @CDF_HigherEd.