Applying to University by Sophie

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Another great post written by my good friend, Sophie. She often blogs about the struggles of a disabled student’s life at university.

ON FINISHING COLLEGE IN 2014, I HAD A BIG DECISION TO MAKE. THE DECISION OF GETTING A JOB OR GOING TO UNIVERSITY TO GET A DEGREE.

People’s advice revolved around employability. Some were advising me to acquire a job or get an apprentice, saying that employers look for experience.

While others were saying to go to university, believing that you couldn’t get a successful job unless you complete a degree.

Students went in their own directions; applying to do the foundation degree at college, applying for apprentices, getting a job or taking a whole new career path.

When I was making the decision on what I wanted to do, as opposed to what other people wanted me to do.

I decided to go with the university option. There were times where I wanted to back out, as the application process was very stressful.

I also had concerns about whether my disability would prevent me from going or cause any problems. Luckily helpful people, who knew me and had done this process before, surrounded us. Read more

 

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