5 Things to Consider when Choosing a University

Posted on: 04th May, 2022

Besides picking the right Bachelor’s degree to study for the next few years, choosing a university for your undergraduate studies is no easy task. It is an important decision that will affect you for the next few years of your life or possibly even your career. This is why you should take the time to consider all university options available to you after your GCE A-Level examinations or after obtaining a diploma.

Read on to find out what are some of the important factors that you should consider during your decision-making process, and how to choose the right university for yourself now.

1. University Rankings

You might be thinking – why do university rankings matter? It is an important factor to consider as university rankings allow you to objectively compare different universities in order to choose which one suits your best.

In order to make a fair comparison, you will have to check more than one global university ranking system, since each system will prioritise different measures to determine the quality of education provided by each school. You can start off with QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

2. Curriculum

Many students move on to join the workforce after completing their Bachelor’s degree. Therefore, it is highly important that you choose a university that provides you with a well-rounded education.

PSB Academy has been providing a wide range of education services, helping students acquire the right skills and knowledge. In our pursuit to equip students with in-demand skills essential in today’s time, we work closely with our industry and university partners. Our degree programmes are developed by our overseas partner universities, so you can rest assure that you will receive a graduation or academic certificate from the university.

3. Campus Facilities

Campus facilities are highly important for your education as they play the important role of providing students with structure and opportunities for hands-on learning. For example, our campus provides a platform where cybersecurity students can practice their skills with simulated cyber threats. Our campus also includes chemistry and science laboratories, 3D sports motion analysis and more, for students studying life sciences and sports sciences.

Other than laboratories, we also have fully equipped radio and TV studios for Media and Communication students to practice creating their own radio shows or try their hand at conducting their own production shoots.

4. Career Prospects

As an undergraduate, you will definitely be concerned about the career prospects of your chosen degree. According to the Labour Force in Singapore 2021 Report by the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, the employment rate of private degree and polytechnic diploma holders aged 25 to 29 is at 89.9% and 82.6% respectively. This demonstrates that private degree graduates over the longer term enjoy better employment prospects.

In fact, our class of 2020 also boasts an employment rate of 8 in 10*. Here at PSB Academy, we also help students prepare for their careers — whether you are gearing up for your first job or transiting to a new career. From career coaching and career workshop to career fairs and recruitment talks, our Career Services and Engagement team provides expert advice to help you achieve your personal and professional best.

*PSB Academy Graduate Employment Survey 2021 was conducted by Kadence International. The employment rate refers to the number of graduates employed as a proportion of graduates in the labour force and includes all graduates from full/part-time degree courses in 2020 six months after examinations.

5. Campus Life

As students, you will be spending most of your time in school for a good portion of your young adulthood. This means a vibrant campus life is essential at your chosen school. As PSB Academy welcome student back to campus slowly, we are also planning to resume on-campus activities. From student clubs to networking opportunities, you can network and connect with like-minded individuals.

Visit our website today to learn more about studying at PSB Academy today.