With Freshers’ week fast approaching you may be starting to get that familiar butterfly feeling in your stomach. Moving away from home for the first time can be a daunting prospect. Thanks to Sophie Warnes’ Freshers’ Guide: What to take to university most of the boxes on the list are already checked. However, drawing on experience, there may be a few less obvious items which are missing from your SOS Student Survival Kit.
A lack of proper careers advice has led to a generation of young people being unaware of what they need to study in order to reach their desired careers. Recent statistics suggest that 79% of 16-18 year olds still plan to go to university, despite a huge number of them being unaware of the alternative routes into the world of work.
With the news that some of the weakest universities in Britain are going to charge up to £9,000 a year in tuition fees, another scene in the Comedy of Errors of our university system is played out.
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