Immerse yourself in a whole new subject area
If you decide higher education is for you, a world of new and exciting experiences await. Higher education offers you the opportunity to explore subjects that extend beyond the national curriculum, so you'll be able to immerse yourself in a subject you love, or even explore an area that's brand new to you. Towards the end of your course, you may also have the opportunity to do an independent piece of research into a topic that particularly interests you.
Some courses are very academic and you'll focus on reading and research. Others incorporate practical elements like field trips, placements and studio and laboratory work – allowing you to develop and apply new skills.