POSTED ON – 02.02.17

SSR  - Five Things To Think About When Choosing Where To Study
Five Things To Think About When Choosing Where To Study

Going to University is an incredibly big decision! We’ve compiled a list of points to think about when choosing where to study.

Course content:

It sounds simple, but making sure the course covers your key areas of interest is pretty important! Compare courses to make sure you end up studying – ask for a list of modules and their weighting within the degree – remember that even if course names sound similar, the content may not be.


Once you’re enrolled onto a degree course, chances are you’ll be spending a lot of your time using the facilities for assignments. Book tours or attend open events to see facilities, and ask tutors questions about how much time you can book different resources for each week.

Teaching hours

The number of timetabled teaching hours will vary from course to course but is worth knowing in advance, especially if you’re planning on working whilst studying. Also take into consideration that there will be assignments and studying outside of teaching hours!


Do you want to study in a quiet campus, or a big, busy city? Where you choose to study can have a massive impact on your time studying!

Industry links

Is work experience part of the course? Will there be guest lectures from industry professionals? Are there networking opportunities? What types of employment are people who have graduated from the course currently in? These are all questions to ask and take into consideration – even if you don’t yet know what job you’d like to get into after Uni, work experience whilst studying can help you decide.

Obviously there any many more factors when it comes to choosing a place to study, but we hope that these pointers will come in handy! If you have any questions about studying at SSR, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Course Adviser, Daniel Buxton for Manchester enquiries, and Tony Garston for London enquires.