In our series on whether you should make the decision to go to university, we look at several different reasons why we think it’s still the best option for your future. Today, we’ll look at how university can transform who you are and help you understand what makes you tick.
You may have a ton of questions about your future, and that’s completely normal. You might be overwhelmed trying to decide on how to think about your future, your education, your friends, your family, and how you’ll fit in to this new life you’re starting out.
As we previously discussed, university opens up a world of choices for you that you never had before. While you’re attending school, you’re going to learn not just a whole new set of ideas; you’re going to learn who you are, what your passions are, what really excites you, what you want to change in the world and how you’re going to make a difference.
Learn about Your Potential
Up until now, you’ve been exposed to relatively few experiences. Unless your parents travelled the world with you, you’ve probably not seen much more than your hometown and maybe a few big cities around Australia. Stepping into university opens you up to a whole new world of ideas, experiences, people and concepts.
You’ll learn just what you’re capable of and how you work under pressure. You’ll find out how to navigate deadlines, find out just how you compare to others in the same activities and you’ll get a better understanding of what you’re able to do. You’ll unlock your potential for work, for relationships and for determining your future. What an exciting time!
Learn your Interests
Most students start their university life with a few different classes. Even if you don’t know what you’re interested in, by taking a range of courses, even ones you’d never ordinarily consider, it opens you up to learn what truly interests you.
In your studies, you’ll come across so many different ideas that you’re bound to be excited by one idea. You’ll learn about what interests you even outside of class as you interact with students from all parts of the country. It’s the perfect way to find out what sort of activities, what courses, what fields you are interested in and it will help you figure where you want to go in the future. Just be open to new ideas and you’ll find something you thought you’d like.
Learn New Skills
Moving out of home and to stay at school is a huge step. It’s a steep learning curve, but it’s a great way to make that transition from being dependent on somebody to being independent. You make the decisions about how to spend your money, where to go on the weekends, whether or not you should stay up all night binging on Netflix (Spoiler alert; probably not a good idea).
You need to learn these things for yourself and university is a great place to do it. It will softly help you make that transition into becoming an adult, making your own decisions and living your own life.
We believe that university is still a great decision for young people today. The things you’ll get to learn and experience far outweigh any of the negative comments we hear. See if you aren’t blown away by how much you’ll learn about the world (and about yourself) in university when you enrol after school. You won’t look back.