Why go to university?

University education can change your son or daughter's world

Their knowledge, their mind, their job prospects all expand. They have choices and you can support them.

They can get a great job - or a job doing great things. Either way, the person they are when they get that job is the person they became at university - by studying, meeting new friends, playing sport, volunteering or sharing a flat.

Why go to university

Graduates are more likely to get a job than non-graduates

Whatever they study, their time at university will shape their future and open doors to new opportunities. And that's not all.

  • Graduates are more likely to get a job than non-graduates
  • University can lead to a more rewarding or better paid job
  • For some professions, like law or medicine, it's essential to have a relevant degree
  • Graduates are well equipped to take their place in the world of work or go on to further study and research
  • And they tend to earn substantially more than people with A levels who didn't go to university - around £100,000 over the course of a lifetime.
  • Many employers are seeking graduates, who arrive with not only an academic qualification but a range of transferrable skills applicable to any profession so after further education your child has a better chance of securing a job

Higher education is an investment in the future. At Teesside University, we make sure our students get the most out of their experience - developing confidence, personal skills, work experience and independence as well as gaining qualifications.

Link to Rachael and Bryony's interview.

Different universities suit different personalities – my advice is to come to an open day so you and your child can find out if it’s what they really want.