With the recent rise in university tuition fees it’s not surprising that most students want to make sure that they’re getting good value for money and top quality teaching and facilities from their chosen university.
However, choosing a university in the first place can be harder than it looks as there are so many things to consider. With every university in the country holding brilliant open days with fantastic tours and some pretty amazing buffets it’s easy to be dazzled by what you see and not look any further. After all, a good buffet is bound to impress permanently hungry students!
It’s also easy to be swayed by other people’s opinions such as your parents, family, or friends who all want you to go to the same university as they did or are currently studying at.
You can also find an amazing variety of opinions on the internet and you’ll soon realise that for every person that loves a university there are 10 that don’t. So how can you get an unbiased view to help you narrow down your choices?
The easiest way is to look at the university league tables and choose universities that scored well in criteria that matters to you. For example, if you want to go to a university that employers think well of then choose a university with a high score in graduate employability prospects.
If you’re applying to study Psychology in 2014 here are the top 10 universities and some of the things they scored well in: