Making a Choice
If you’re not sure what to start with, take a few minutes to look at the following sections which contain advice from other students:
Why Do You Want To Study?
Students study for a variety of reasons. Your reasons for studying will affect the choices you make. For example, if you know you want a particular career then you’ll need to check out the requirements for that before you make a final decision. Our Careers Advisory Service can help with that. If you’re studying for interest you could start with a short course and think about whether you want a qualification later. So, it’s worth taking sometime to look at what these students have said and think about your own reasons before you decide what to do.
You Want a Qualification?
“To be honest, I wasn’t really interested in studying when I was 16 so I left school without any qualifications. Now I’m in my twenties I can see the value of qualifications so I’m working towards a degree in Design. I’ve got a full-time job, so being able to study part-time is ideal.”
“Having a qualification is going to make me feel so much more confident about myself.”
To Help You Career?
“I want to go into teaching so it was really important to think about which Master program I wanted to study. I found some good advice on the IAU’s Careers website, spoke to one of the Careers Advisers and now I’m on track for a Design Education degree.”
“I got a diploma in Interior Design. I’ve got loads of experience but in order to get promotion I need to demonstrate that I’m developing my background knowledge of the subject.” I’ll have far more options when I’ve finished my degree in Design Management Studies. I desperately want a career change.