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University Choices & Giveaway with the University of Greenwich

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This month hundreds of young people are going to have to make one of their most important decisions: what university to go to. It can be a very hard decision as there is so much information out there.

Personally I knew I wanted to go into Architecture since I was younger, but the choice wasn't too hard for me, as my high school was part of the same university system I attended, so I had an automatic pass and was lucky enough to obtain a good scholarship. Even though some of my friends went into the same university, none of them went into the same field so I didn't have many friends at first but soon met lots of people. Also as it was in the neighbouring city, I stayed at home during my studies and could get to my university by public transport. 

When you are selecting your home away from home for the next few years you want to consider a university that offers the courses that you are definitely interested in taking - it's not worth enrolling for a degree you don't like as this is your life choice and what you will most probably spend your time doing after you graduate. 

Also look for any extra curricular activities that might interest you, such as book clubs, sports clubs or any other kind of activity that you enjoy and where you can meet people with similar interests to yours. 

If your choice is far from home, make sure that you know and like where you will be staying, be it student dorms or a shared flat and that if it's the latter, that you live in a neighbouring area to the university for easier access. And also consider distance from your home in case you want to visit your family on holidays or long weekends. 

Something that might make you reconsider your choice is if your friends are going as well, and while it might be scary starting over and knowing no-one, this shouldn't be a definitive factor on your choice of university or career.

Rather than worrying about where your friends are going, take a look at the university's environment, is it a big university that's diverse, fast paced and has lots of choice or is it a smaller one or college where most people are familiar with each other?

And last but not least consider your financial options: do you have the possibility of obtaining a scholarship that will alleviate your payments or do you need to take out a loan and how will you be paying it back?

Kiss FM presenter AJ went to the University of Greenwich to show potential students under the skin of the university and what you can get up to in their faculties. As you might know, taking your pick can be a difficult task, which is why initiatives like these are a great way to discover what a uni is really like. Remember to visit The KISS University Takeover page for the chance to win a bundle of start of term prizes, including an iPad mini here.

As starting university is a big step in your life and it should be celebrated, I'm giving away a £10 Arcadia voucher, which you can spend in Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Burtons, BHS, Evans, Topman or Outfit. 

To be elegible to win you must: 
- Follow Inspirations Have I None on GFC or Bloglovin.

Terms and conditions: 
- Open to everyone that follows the requirements above.
- Competition is open to UK residents only.
- If you are under 16 ask your parents for permission before entering.
- Giveaway starts 14/01/2015 and ends 11/02/2015 at midnight GMT.
- Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.
- I'll contact the winner by the 15th February by email.
- Winner must reply within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
- Financial compensation was not received for this post.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!


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