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Taking your first steps into higher education
Taking your first steps into higher education

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5 Looking forward: what will your next steps be?

Figure 9 Just 24 hours

You have spent about 24 hours on this course, which could help shape your life. Some of this time has focused on looking back over what you have got out of the course itself. This should provide the basis for what you do next as it has enabled you to review your thinking. This review has not just included whether you should go to university; it has also included which university and what subject you should study.

Activity 8 How have your ideas about the future changed?

Timing: Allow approximately 20 minutes.

Now would be a really good time to do this future-orientated activity. It’s something that you can come back to as your ideas develop.

Make a copy of Table 8 below to record your thoughts for each of the ‘now’ prompts. Then for each one, think back to the start of the course and make a note of what you think has changed.

Table 8 Looking forward
NowWhat's changed?
  1. My ideas about going to university
  1. My ideas about the subject I’d like to study
  1. What can going to university do for me?
  1. How will other people react if I said I wanted to go to university?
  1. The problems I face if I want to go to university