There are many things to look forward to during your gap year and uni adventures; meeting new people, discovering things about yourself, learning about the world, both large and small. You can do all of these things on a gap year, but you can also do all of these things at uni. What if you could do your gap year at uni? Thinking on this question before making any decisions could help reduce some uncertainties for the next few years.
In this episode we want to help you explore aspects of the journey that are important to you. How do you want to live your life in the next few years? Are you trying to carve out time for you? Looking to make new friends? Start a hobby? Pursue a career? Both gap year and uni can cater to all of these. It’s just about finding the ways in which they can work for you.
Check out Laura’s experience with the nuts and bolts of uni life, and how she makes it work for her.
Previously, we have taken questions from our readers and we have a few quick answers to show you. We’ve work-shopped these to provide a model to help you ask great questions. Answers have been pulled from a variety of media like videos, podcasts, websites and more. With these will learn about some question prompts you can use to ask better questions. Finally, take what you have learnt and submit a question to us right now! We will be answering them in future episodes for a more tailored resource.
The satisfaction and help you get from an email enquiry or a conversation with a uni or gap year provider depends a bit on how good your questions are. We want to you to be thinking about questions, what makes a good question and how to ask better questions about uni and gap year.
We know that sometimes ‘standard information’ sources like websites and brochures don’t quite cover your dynamic, personal information needs in this fast-changing world. It really shouldn’t be hard to find out what you need to about uni and gap years. We’re here to help.
We would like to pass the microphone over to you. Have you got a question that you need answered? Are you uncertain about what the future will bring? Will a tailored response help you make some key decisions? We want to hear from you!
Submit a question here or vote for some questions already submitted that you think are relevant. We will be answering these in the coming months and want to make this resource the best it can be.
Check out our stories from Episode 1 of the Gap Year Guide, particularly Lucas’s story on Page 3.
We conducted a webinar recently that discussed all the ways uni is different to high school. It’s long but there are plenty of great nuggets of info. Maybe listen to it in stages while doing chores around the house.
Watch Liliana talk about here experience with her uni breaks. While overseas travel might not be on the cards for a while. University still provides plenty of free time for you to fuel your sense of adventure.
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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.