One important part about gap year and uni decisions is getting real information about what it means to ‘start uni’. People probably tell you everyday to ‘go to uni’, but how do you actually get there? University degrees can be really flexible, but first you have to figure out what to start and then how to start.
This episode shares some decision making tools and advice about key things to know and do when you start uni. You’ll have a chance to ask us questions too!
First, watch below to see how Rachel and Elena navigated their decision about going to uni and some of the things they did to get ready to go.
Deciding what to study at uni can be a difficult choice. There is a lot of information available, so this episode we show you one simple technique sort through the information and make an informed decision.
Download this activity to compare and contrast different degree types to decide what degree is right for you.
Sometimes one of the hardest parts of getting on top of “doing uni your way” is knowing what you actually have to do. We have created a timeline of the most common key points to know when starting university. We know that every uni has their own unique dates, so it’s up to you to fill in the dates that are relevant to you.
Share this podcast with the people who are supporting your decision making. It may encourage them to tell their own stories of embracing new opportunities.
Download our glossary to get an idea of what to research before you start uni. Your university will also have a glossary, so check that out too.
Also check out the CEF parents guide to see how the people around you can support you with your decision making.
When this episode was first published, we invited our readers to submit their burning questions about gap year and uni. These questions were answered by a spread of current and former uni students. Check out the recording here. It is a bit long so if you would rather go through the highlights, take a look at the downloadable PDF in Episode 9 of the gap year guide.
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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.