Did your parents bug you about going to uni? Have they given you their own (slightly biased) reasons for starting study?
If they didn’t go to uni, they probably see a uni education as a chance for you to progress further than they did. If they did go to uni, they may have the same reasons, but then they’ll start reminiscing about beer pong and how they met each other at a pub crawl until your eyes glaze over and you get a chance to walk backwards out of the room to escape.
The real question is, do you know why you should go to uni?
Let’s be honest… as exciting as meeting other people’s expectations (or 3 years of beer pong) might sound, it’s your life and your future, so you want to be confident that you’re making the right decision.
Fortunately, a lot of study has been done on why people start uni. One report compiled by Times Higher Education (THE) questioned over 62,000 students about their motivations for starting at university.
Luckily for you, we read all 62,000 sticky note answers (trust us 😉) and we’ve compiled the top 5 right here.
Whether you’re heading towards the end of high school, or you’ve been out of education for a while and are thinking about how to advance your career, uni can be a great choice. Here are some awesome reasons.