What Is University?


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Monica Stott Profile
Monica Stott answered
A university is a place of higher learning in which students get to carry on with their specialized education upon leaving high school.  A university offers students professional courses which they can use for their careers, and the qualifications awarded include; Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, Masters Degrees and Doctorates also known as PHD’s.

Many universities are government accredited and they have large campuses that students attend, conference and lecturer rooms, laboratories for research and experiments, student living quarters, sports fields, cafeterias and theatre halls, all on the same site.

Going to university means that you will study and train for your desired course, meet new people and learn different ideas on the course you are studying.  You will also get the chance to prove to your prospective employers that you have what it takes to cope with the higher level of course work, meet deadlines, work independently, understand and interpret complex information, and have a sense of confidence.

Universities offer well over 50,000 different courses in wide range of subjects, and you are best assured to find the right subject of your choice.  You can get to continue studying in a subject that you enjoyed in high school or choose to study for something that you have always desired to do, or even try out something totally new and different. 

University graduates with degrees earn much more as compared to those without university degrees, and as the qualifications increase so does the pay.  University graduates are more likely to be employed as compared to non-graduates, and they are more likely to be promoted to managerial and other top level positions.

Anyone can attend university as long as they are over the age of 18, and have the right academic grades suitable for entry.  All sorts of people from different backgrounds, religions and cultural backgrounds attend university, so as to update and improve on their skills.
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Mark Westbrook answered
University life changes from town to town, country to country, but you will experience some of the same things all over. My favourite description is school without the teachers. You still have to attend class, study, do homework, work in groups, go to the library, read up, complete essays, take tests and exams, but no no one will be standing over you any more, if you want to mess it all up, then do so.

The amount of freedom is something that you will need to get used to, some people really go off the rails, all that time without parents around is your time to blossom into an adult, through trial and error, you will go through some trials and you will make errors, but these can also be the best years of your life too!

You will make lots of friends, take parts in clubs and learn new things inside and outside the classroom, the trick is to keep in mind that you are there to get a qualification and not to let everything else take priority, at the same time as making sure you balance work and fun.
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Louise Gorman answered
Derived from 'universitas magistrorum et scholarium' (community of masters and scholars), university is a place of higher education where students can obtain degrees of different levels. These levels are bachelor, masters and doctorate and students can obtain them in a variety of subjects.

universities offer a wide range of facilities for students such as libraries, shops, sports centres and students' unions.

Students who attend university will have previously studied at college, and the qualifications that they earn at college usually help them to secure a place at university. When a student is in their last year of A levels, their tutors will usually help students who wish to go onto study at university fill out their UCAS forms so that they can apply.

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