Term 2 has seen a wide variety of university visits, from mini-fairs to individual schools and institutions. For a student, it can be intimidating to walk through the sliding doors of Senior Studies to find the university representatives standing behind their tables filled with brochures and souvenirs eagerly waiting. These visits, however, provide students with the unique opportunity to find their dream institution, to learn more about their intended programme, to be introduced to brand new ideas and to talk with people ‘in the know’. Whether students attend a university fair, mini-fair, or individual visit, it is important to be present, listen to the information provided by the university representatives and to make the most of the opportunity.
Attending university visits encourage our Secondary students to explore multiple universities in one place without the need for extensive travel; to meet university representatives and establish direct contacts at the institutions in which they are interested; to learn more about the academic programmes on offer and to gain a better understanding of which one(s) may be a good fit; to discover new universities and programmes they may not have known about previously; and to attend informative seminars that are often hosted alongside the university visits. When students engage with university representatives, they can ask as many questions as they like and have the opportunity to leave a positive, lasting impression.
Before attending a university fair, mini-fair, or individual visit, students are recommended to research the institutions before hand and create a list of questions so that they can receive as much valuable information as possible.
The University and Careers Counsellors are also available to help with preparing for university visits. University visits are posted in Patana News and on the Secondary Daily notices.