Location, location, location
Now is as good a time as any to start contemplating the path you are going to take come September 2020. Assuming you have already taken some time to weigh up your options and decided on uni, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that’s the easy bit over. If you, like many others, are considering university it can be a pretty daunting task figuring out which uni to go to.
A good way to start is figuring out your preferred location and what better time to start doing so if we're all self isolating. Although probably hold off on going to see the place for a few weeks...
Your preferred location may well be overseas, something that is becoming more and more common nowadays. If that sounds like something you might like to explore, take a look at the universities pages and international students requirements to get an idea of which unis in which countries might suit you. This is important especially for after the Brexit transition period finishes in January 2021 so make sure you're reading up before you decide to go this route.
If you’re not quite ready to take the leap and commit to studying miles and miles away from home and would rather stick to studying just miles away from home, there are different factors relating to location that you should consider:
Are sunshine and warmer temperatures important to you? If yes, you’re probably best sticking to universities down South, the weather isn’t exactly tropical, but it’s warmer than a lot of places up North.
Proximity to your 'home' home
Do you quite like the idea of being able to nip home at the weekend to get a roast dinner and a load of laundry done? Needless to say, the further away from Mum and Dad, the less likely that is to happen unless you’re willing to pay over the odds for last minute travel.
Do you thrive in cosmopolitan areas where you can get stuck into a different activity every night of the week? Or are you a country roads kinda person?
Location is just one of the many factors for you to consider along the winding path towards university. For an idea of what universities offer what, where, who, when and how (not so much the last three) take a look at our page on choosing which uni is right for you here.
ARON TENNANT is the Talks and Editorial manager for Push. He is originally from South Yorkshire and has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Sheffield. He also has an MA in Creative Play and Screenwriting from City, University of London and came runner up in Nickelodeon's international screenwriting competition in 2018. Alongside Push he does screenplay work for independent production companies and is working on his own independent film projects
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