Making the decision
Making the decision to study at university can be daunting. There are many factors to take into account. Professor Steve Larkin shares what he knows.
Higher education gives you more career choices
Studying at university and other tertiary institutions can open up a new world of career pathways, job options and learning experiences.
Don't let money be an obstacle
Many students may face financial hardships, which can make it difficult to keep up with studies and balance any paid work and family responsibilities. Understanding what's involved can help you plan ahead.
What to expect once you’re there
It can be daunting walking onto the campus of a large institution for the first time and seeing so many students navigating their way around the numerous buildings.
Develop your interests and improve your choices
Study gives you a chance to develop your interests, to learn more about a subject that you are passionate about, or to gain knowledge and skills that you can apply throughout your life.
Age is no barrier
As a mature-aged student you won't be alone at university. Most universities have a mix of younger and older students on campus.
Time to get started!
If, after all the considerations discussed in this section, you feel you would like to pursue university study, you will want to know how a degree is structured, how long it takes and how many units or subjects you need to enrol in.