Are you thinking about returning to study? It doesn’t matter how long ago high school was, or if you completed it, if you’re thinking about going to university, there are many benefits you can enjoy:
1. Do what you love
Did you ever dream of being a certain profession growing up? Now is the chance to pursue that dream! As many of our students will tell you, it is never too late to pursue that career you always wanted, or to learn that skill you always wish you had.
If you’re already in your chosen field, furthering your learning is just another way to engage passionately in that area, and to take a deeper look at what already interests you. If you love what you do, do more of it!
Not sure what you love? That’s ok. Our team are here to support you, assist you in your decision-making and guide you down a path that feels right and comfortable. Contact them here.
2. Expand your networks…socially, academically, professionally
Enrolling in a university degree or course will provide you with access to a range of new contacts. However, it’s not just your lecturers you’ll meet. Socially, you’ll enjoy interacting with other students who have common interests.
If you’re a registered student at the Country Universities Centre, you will have more than your student cohort available online. Registering at one of our Centres means you will interact with students studying a range of disciplines. Our Centre Managers are also a valuable resource in helping to expand your professional networks in your local area.
3. Improve your career prospects
University opens doors. In fact, there are many careers you cannot pursue without a university degree. While you may be able to work in that field, your career trajectory may be limited by not attending university and achieving a degree. For example, if you wish to study in the mental health sector, you can do this without a degree. But, if you wish to become a psychologist within the mental health sector, you will need to be certified, a process which includes having a university degree.
Your performance at your workplace, and indeed how much you are paid, may be improved by learning a new skill. Is a promotion possible if you acquire additional qualifications?
4. Make more money
Possibly the most measurable benefit of studying is to make more money. While this is not always a given, there is some evidence to suggest this is true. A study released in late 2018 cited that the typical graduate will earn an average of $900,000 more in their lifetime than the average high school graduate. While the data was collected in the U.S., it’s certainly food for thought. More information on graduate employment in Australia can be obtained here.
Did you know that teaching has one of the highest average starting salaries in Australia? Our partnership with CQUniversity enables us to deliver unique services for their education degrees in Early Childhood and Primary. Learn more here.
5. Enjoy better health
Studying a new skill can not only bolster your self-confidence, provide renewed life purpose, and increase productivity, it can also slow cognitive aging! An article in Harvard Health Publishing goes into greater depth, but just like exercise stimulates our muscles, challenging our mind keeps it healthy. Students like to refer to the Country Universities Centre as a gym.
You make a time to go, and instead of working out your body, you work out your mind.
Find out how to study with us.