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

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6 Summary

This first week of the course has opened up a lot of important issues that are inextricably linked with going to university. It has briefly looked at the reasons why people choose to go to university and the range of places that now provide higher education. It has also asked you to start thinking about which broad subject discipline areas you might prefer.

It has also provided a context and understanding that is vital in university level study. It has highlighted that there has been a large increase in the number of people going to university and that there is a debate about whether university is just about getting a better job.

In addition, the three videos from the authors should have alerted you to the need to keep an open mind as well as to the importance of being critical about what is presented to you. These are both key aspects of study at university.

Another important aspect is reflecting on what you are learning. The course aims to offer opportunities to reflect on both your learning and on where you want to go in the future.

The Week 1 quiz provided an opportunity for you to reflect on your thoughts about higher education at this point. You will come back to this reflection when you reach the end of the course so that you can see what you have gained from it.

You can now go to Week 2 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .