Decide on a qualification

18 October 2023

There's a lot to think about before you choose the UC qualification you want to study. Here are some tips to help you find the path that's right for you. Take your time to decide on a qualification.

Decide on your qualification

Tips for making a decision

The following questions might help you determine if you're on the right track or need to find out more:

  • Do you know enough about yourself and the world of work to make an informed decision?
  • Do you have good decision making skills?
    (See 15 tips to help you make important decisions).
  • Have you chosen a field that matches your areas of interests, values and strengths?
  • Have you considered what you really need and want from your future career path?
  • Do you have a good understanding of employment options and the range of possibilities ahead of you with your chosen qualification?
  • Is this your choice or have others influenced you a bit too much?

Still not sure?

Do what’s right for you

Remember – there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What's important is that you do what feels right for you – not because all your friends are studying X degree or because your parents want you to study Y.

By taking the time to research the best way to get to where you want to be, you'll be in a great position to take that next step, in whichever direction it may be.

Our Future Students team is here to help with guidance if you need it.

Task list:
  • Think about what you want to study
  • Talk to support network/ whānau about your ideas
  • Research your interest areas
  • Contact a UC Future Student Advisor if you're struggling to decide
  • Visit UC campus
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