Depending on what you choose to study, a university graduate (someone who has completed their university course) could earn up to £400,000 more during their working life than someone who didn’t go to university. Some jobs – such as teachers or doctors – are only open to graduates, so you might find that you need to have a degree to start the career you want.
But, university is more than just a place to prepare you for good jobs. It is a great place to gain your independence and get the opportunity to live away from home, to make new friends and meet people from all sorts of backgrounds and from all over the world. At Swansea, we have over 15,000 students.
Whatever your interests, you will be able to enjoy them at university, thanks to the huge range of clubs and societies that are available. You may even be tempted to take up a new sport or hobby!
Universities are the best places in the world to learn. You will be taught by real experts in their subjects, within superb facilities and often in a very different way to what you may be used to at school or college. A lot of people find that they enjoy studying independently at university and become more enthusiastic about their course/s.
Whatever and wherever you choose to study, going to university can be a life changing event, so it is vital that you make the right decisions for you.