Student life
You hear the words ‘student life’ a lot. Your life as a student can be whatever you
want it to be. Think about your definition of student life. How do you see yourself
studying a university-level qualification?

Your life as a student can be whatever you want it to be. Think about your definition of student life. How do you see yourself studying a university-level qualification?

The ‘get me to the best university’ student life

You feel very clear on your future career and you’ll go wherever it takes to get the best degree and the biggest opportunities. You could study at Oxford or Cambridge, a Russell Group university, or auniversity that has a strong reputation and industry links within your
chosen field of work.

The ‘stay-at-home’ student life

If you’re happy here in Telford, there are plenty of options to study locally. You could study a university course at Telford College, University of Wolverhampton or Harper Adams University College, for example. Or you could commute to Aston University, the University of Birmingham, Staffordshire University and others. Choose part time or full time study and you’ll have lots of
opportunities to meet new people, complete your studies and expand your horizons.

The ‘can’t wait to start a new life in a new city’ student life

This option is for you if you just can’t wait to travel, meet new people, and experience
true independence by living away from home in halls of residence or shared
housing. You’ll need to balance a fun-filled social life with your studies, and you also
have the option to get a part time job to support yourself financially. Many students
work part time in call centres, bars, restaurants and shops, for example.

The ‘I can’t afford not to work’ student life

There are plenty of opportunities to combine work with study. You can get a part time job and study part time, or you could look for an apprenticeship, leading to degree level studies or apprenticeship in your chosen profession.