Student life at an FE college
Student life at an FE college is very different to studying at a university. They operate on a much smaller scale, and there are fewer people, fewer buildings, and fewer extra-curricular activities to get involved in. However, this environment is likely to suit a huge number of students who are looking to study a HE course at a different type of institution to a university, and an FE college will be the best place for them to do this. It’s very important to do your research into the differences in student life at an FE college vs a university.
Greater Manchester Higher explain this really well. Watch this video to get a fuller understanding of what it takes to study a HE course at an FE college:
UCAS explain the difference being studying at a university and a college, and why students should choose to study HE at an FE college: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/what-and-where-study/studying-uk-college.
The Uni Guide compare degrees and student life at a university and a college, and explain how a college environment and student life at an FE college may suit certain students more than others: https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice/choosing-a-course/further-education-college-versus-university-how-do-degree-studies-differ
Now you’ve had an overview of student life at an FE college, how about checking out what it’s like to be an apprentice?
Student life as an apprentice
What is HE student life like during a degree apprenticeship?
Why not check out our Why Study? page to find out what our students really think about their courses and about student life.
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