What to consider when looking at universities?

Hey friends! These are a few things I thought I would share with you when it comes to considering which school to go to:

1. Scholarships and Bursaries

When it comes to post-secondary education, there are countless opportunities to receive scholarships and bursaries if you apply. In a previous blog I discussed how to finance your education and explained how scholarships and bursaries work. Brock has entrance scholarships along with bursaries and grants students can receive if they apply to the OneApp. Ensuring you can fund your education is extremely important.

2. Residence

Most times when students go to university, this is the first time they move away from home. Your university will become your second home, so you need to be able to picture yourself living there. Explore the options at every school. Brock has the option of single rooms and double rooms along with three different styles of residence. It is also important to look at how you will be eating. Whether you purchase a meal plan, or cook your own food in our townhouse style residence, it is important to think about.

3. Campus

The size of a campus is extremely important. I came from a small town so big university campuses seemed intimidating for me. I like to say that Brock’s campus is big enough where you can get the full experience, but small enough you won’t get lost along the way. The atmosphere and your level of comfort is extremely important as well. Consider what school’s strive for in regards to the student experience.

4. Degree itself

The program you study is probably of utmost importance, as that is the degree you will finish with, and you want to make the most of it. Explore the different options you can have within your degree. Brock has a form of experiential learning in all its programs which means whether it is a co-op placement, internship, placement, field trip, or volunteering, students can gain experience in the field of study they are enrolled in.

5. How you see yourself

If you’ve applied to Brock, then university will be the next chapter of your life that you will be embarking on. You need to picture where you want your life to be or continue. Even if you do not know what you want to do after university, you need to make sure you feel comfortable in the environment and decision you have made.

Good luck everyone! Hope to see some of you next year as Brock Badgers 🙂

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