For students moving from college or sixth form into the next stage of their lives, the decision on whether or not to go university is often a difficult one. What course would I excel on? Where in the country, or in the world, would I like to study? Is university the right decision for my future path?
To help students with these life altering decisions, social enterprise Form the Future CIC and students from the Homerton Changemakers programme at the University of Cambridge have joined forces on a careers video series.
An extension of Form the Future’s existing Careers Q+A series – the new suite of videos has been created by current Homerton College students, to provide insight into what it’s like to be a university student now.
The videos explore the whole university application process – from what students studied at sixth form or college and how they chose what subject they wanted to pursue at university – to their experience of the application process and where they hope their degree will take them.
The first video to be released comes from Cornelius Palm, Entrepreneur and CEO of Happyr Health, currently studying for a Master’s in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School. Cornelius’s path to university was not a linear one, with him spending five years as a paramedic before deciding to study for his Bachelor’s degree.
Anne Bailey, CEO of Form the Future, said: “We’re really excited to share the stories of the Homerton Changemakers. We know secondary school students are eager to hear from young people who are just that bit further into their careers – and particularly on the question of whether university would be the right next step.”
Alison Wood, Academic Director, Homerton Changemakers, said: This is a truly welcome collaboration. We hope that insights from current Cambridge students about their experiences and decision-making will help high-schoolers gain clarity about the options that are possible, and about practical ways to pursue those options.”