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1: You and Higher Education


Being clear on your reasons for studying in higher education is an important element in becoming a successful student.

Most students succeed and do well in higher education - but if you are unclear or unsure of your reasons for starting a particular course, you may become quickly disillusioned and disinterested in your studies.

This Section of the Trans:it Project is to help you clarify your motives for studying at this level, help you to identify your career aspirations, and to test your knowledge of higher education.

Contents of this section

Unit 1: What do you want from higher education?

This unit offers a self-assessment exercise that will help you to identify your motives for higher education.

Unit 2: Career Choice

This unit presents you with three self-assessment career choice exercise: on your career motives; on identifying your talents; and on personality and career choices. 

There is also a list of websites you can visit to learn more about occupational and labour market information.

Unit 3: How much do you know about higher education?

This unit will test your knowledge about higher education - for example, about class sizes, assessment in HE, contact with tutors etc.