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DECIDING WHAT TO STUDY?

DECIDING WHAT TO STUDY?

KEEPING A DYNAMIC AND OPEN MIND ABOUT GAP YEAR AND UNI

One of the attractions of a gap year might be to ‘buy time’ so that you can make up your mind about what to study.  But have you thought about making up your mind while you are at uni? There are certain types of degrees that make this option more possible than others. In this episode, we will explore some of the generalist degrees available at uni (like: arts, commerce, business, health science, engineering, law). 

Watch Jordan’s story below to see how she is figuring out what she wants to do after uni, while she is studying a generalist degree.

IN HIGH SCHOOL? OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?

Studying generalist degrees is a great way to explore strengths and interests while at uni.

Check out our podcast, where we interview two uni graduates who studied generalist degrees and discover where those degrees have taken them. 

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UNDERSTAND GENERALIST DEGREES TO DECIDE ABOUT UNI AND GAP YEARS

After listening to the podcast, download these thinking prompts to reflect on your own uni and gap year decision making.

The prices of some generalist degrees have changed recently as part of the Job-ready
Graduates Package – Higher education reforms.
 Be sure to research how some of the courses you are interested in have been affected.

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ON A GAP YEAR?

Still on a gap year and are not making uni decisions right now? No problem! These tips will come in handy when you do decide to start uni.

Check out this simple guide to find out how easy it is to solve problems at uni, there is always a solution!

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Today we want to bust some myths about university and gap years.

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Need to know more? Check out Episode 8 of the Gap Year Guide, Money Still Matters. Or try Episode 1 for a nice intro into the gap year and uni decisions and Episode 6, Connecting with Community.

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Was the ‘gap year’ resource we shared with you any help? We want to know what you think. 

A ‘gap year’ means taking a ‘break’ to engage in various activities between the end of high school and starting your next study.

The University of Sydney is collaborating with the University of Canberra, the University of Wollongong and the Country Education Foundation to develop a free and non-branded information resource to help people decide about gap years and transition from a gap year to the university or other further studies.

Please know that the resource is free and available to everyone; but, this resource is something new … so we are keen to know what people think about it and to research whether the resource is useful or not.

You don’t have to participate in any research just because you use or subscribe to the resource.  If you don’t want to participate in the research, just go back to using the resource like normal.

Participate in research now.