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#SOS: What do I study at university?

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In our opinion one of the keys to happiness lies in your willingness to follow your passions (and no, 'FIFA' and ice coffee do not count). We have created an ‘OMG, WHAT COURSE DO I TAKE?!’ guide that is all about passion: Your passion for your future course, your passion for your future career and your passion for your life!

So, fam, how do you make the right choice? Check out our top 10 tips on choosing your course, so that you can get where you wanna be – faster. 

Think it through and step out of the box!

Believe it or not, loves, traditional universities are not the only option. Once you have picked your passion, choose an institution that can give you the best opportunities to grow and learn. Do your research!

Get to know yourself!

Ask yourself, 'What am I really into?' Then decide on a career path that gets you excited and passionate, as well as speaks to who you are and what you want to get out of your bright future.

Go wherever the grass is greenest!

You have to be selfish about your education. If leaving home and studying in another city or even another country would benefit your future best, do your research, map your path and jump out of the nest. It might sound scary, but you will grow into the best and bravest version of yourself.

Give yourself a reality check

Ask yourself the following questions:

  •       'Can I afford this?'
  •       'What can I do to make sure I achieve this dream?'
  •       'Have I researched as many bursaries and scholarships as possible?'
  •       'Am I ready to work for my future?'

 It's time to get judgy, baby!

Create a checklist and figure out which institution is really your type. This could depend on anything from the institution's ranking, prestige and research facilities to opportunities for practical experience, internships that are offered, cost of fees, cost of living, student support services, safety, the social experience, chances to travel and how close your favourite pizza place is to your res.

Life is all about figuring out who you are; it's okay to change your mind along the way. It's never too late. Life is too short to stick with something that doesn't make you happy. There will always be someone to talk to, whether a student counsellor on campus, your buddies, your roommates or even your lecturers. There will always be a silver (or rose gold) lining to every cloud.

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