Deciding whether or not to go to university is one of the most important decisions of your life and will definitely shape your future career. You will have many things to consider such as which course is right for you, moving away from home, leaving old friends (and making new ones), and what you hope to achieve in the future.
University life also offers you personal development and allows you intellectual curiosity - and let's not forget it can also be fun.
You may think that a degree will guarantee you a dream job and you will be able to earn loads of money. For some people this is true, but it is usually not that simple. Many people who go to university have not decided on their future career, but studying for a degree gives you more time to make up your mind.
The application process is made easy by UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. You can search for universities and courses on its website and it also provides plenty of advice to help you make your decisions.
The Government gives a lowdown on the non-monetary benefits of a degree. Research suggests that: