Choosing to take a university degree and continue with higher education is one of the biggest decisions you’re likely to make as a young adult. Depending on your circumstances there can be many factors to consider, including university costs, deciding on the most appropriate course and whether or not to leave home. Aside from the qualification at the end of it all, you can develop transferable skills, meet lifelong friends and have fun along the way.
It’s widely accepted that employees with a degree generally earn a higher salary than non-graduates and there’s also a lower chance of unemployment. High level and senior positions are more attainable for graduates and there is greater potential for career progression and promotions to higher paying roles. These financial rewards are great but there are many other advantages:
Studying a course which you find interesting can narrow down your future career prospects. As you become more knowledgeable in a given subject, you’ll have the passion and determination to pursue a career in this field. Not only will this increase your future earnings as you progress quicker but you’ll also enjoy job fulfilment, doing something which you love.
Developing new and existing skills
From the start of your course, you’ll begin a journey of self-development, improving every aspect of your life as your take on new challenges and enter an exciting environment. Organizing workloads and meeting assignment deadlines will improve time management whilst working alongside peers will develop team and leadership skills. Finally, you’ll learn to communicate effectively, with interaction in both the classroom and in your free time.
Government studies have shown that graduates have improved health benefits with stronger inclination for exercise and less likelihood to use harmful substances such as smoking. You also stand better chance of staving off in future years.
Work and travel opportunities
University provides an array of opportunities for work experience and travel abroad. Many companies offer student internships or work placements which can further enhance skills in a practical environment. If you like travelling, you can combine this with your university course by studying in a foreign country with plenty of international opportunities.
Did we mention that university is also heaps of fun? Apart from the endless benefits, you’ll experience some of the best years of your life.