The Benefits of Higher Education


Career Benefits

There are careers that require a specific higher education qualification, i.e. becoming a doctor, dentist, lawyer or architect. However holding a higher education qualification can open the doors to many other career options, some which may not be directly related to the subject studied. This is because employers recognise the dedication required to study for these qualifications, and also the transferrable skills they equip graduates with. In fact, it is predicted that by 2022 half of all jobs will require a higher education qualification of some type

Throughout an individualís studies they will also have the opportunity to network with professionals in that field and gain useful placements and work experience therefore giving them a range of experiences to draw upon in interviews for employment. 

Students in the North East have been finding out more about the growing sectors in our region:



Personal Benefits 

Studying at university or college can help make young people more independent, as they learn to manage their own money and time much more than they might have had to previously. The social aspect of higher education is also of benefit to students, as they meet likeminded people and form new friendships. Universities and colleges also offer an array of extra-curricular activities for their students to get involved in, which is a great way to further an existing interest, or try something new in addition to meeting new people. 

Financial Benefits 

In addition to having a greater range of jobs available to them, graduates also attract higher salaries throughout their working life, and evidence has suggested that graduates can earn up £500,000 more on average than their non-graduate counterparts. Students undertaking apprenticeships can begin earning whilst they study with wages varying depending on the age of the apprentice, the length of time they have been studying and the company they are employed by.