University of Portsmouth graduate in academic dress

The challenges of deciding your course and how to overcome them

  • 17 August 2021
  • 13 min listen

With so many subjects to choose from at university, it can feel like a lot of pressure to decide which you might prefer, which you might be best at or which would lead you to a particular career.

In this episode, current student Andrew talks about his own challenges of choosing a university course, as well as his experience of transferring courses in his first year of university and the career considerations he had along the way.

We look at the independence and transferable skills university provides, regardless of subject choice. But also the opportunities to combine subject preferences or build upon subject knowledge as a postgraduate.

The From Our Experience series has been part funded by the Southern Universities Network (SUN). The Southern Universities Network is a collaborative partnership comprising universities, local authorities, colleges and schools in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. The SUN provides higher education activities to select schools and colleges as part of the Uni Connect Programme, an Office for Students-funded initiative.

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