Unibuddy: What can I ask?

What should I ask?

Many of you have told us that you’d like to talk to real students, but aren’t always sure what to ask. We’ve put together a list of questions that will help you get started.

General choices

  • Should I go to university if I don’t know what career I want?
  • How can I tell if a university is a good choice for studying a particular subject?
  • What are the benefits of a gap year?
  • What happens if I start a course and find I don’t like it?

Courses

  • What have your course highlights been?
  • What job/career are you aiming for?
  • What support is there if you get stuck with your studies?
  • How much pressure is there on your course?

Student life

  • How has lockdown been for you as a student?
  • Do you have any tips for using shared accommodation?
  • What happens when I first get to university? I am worried about finding my way around?
  • Who can I speak to at university if I need support?
  • How can I find out what clubs/societies there are, as making friends is important to me?
  • What is a student union?

Student finance

  • What is a bursary?
  • Do you have any tips for living on a budget?
  • Can I work at the same time as studying?
  • What money is available to me through Student loans?
  • How would I pay it back?
  • Does the course you are on have any extra costs?
  • Who do I speak to for individual help with finance?

University applications

  • I’m in year 12. When should I start thinking about my personal statement?
  • How do I start writing my personal statement? What did you write about?
  • What was your university interview like?
  • Did you have anything extra to do (portfolio, pre-exam etc.)?
  • What happens if I don’t get the grades I was aiming for?
  • What is clearing?

Let’s go!

Now that you have a few ideas of what to ask our ambassadors, what are you waiting for? Start chatting now!

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