University & Employer ViewsHow to make your gap year count
If students need a gap year before university, how much more do graduates need to recharge their batteries before starting a job?
But what do universities and employers really think?
Gap years & university
Here are gap year views from Birmingham University staff.
If you want to defer your acceptance of a place on a higher education course for a year UCAS advise that you may need to make your case directly to the university concerned for why this would be beneficial.
Here are some tips from HELOA, the Higher Education Liaision Officers’ Association – made up of admissions tutors and university staff out.
Gap years & employers
Time and time again those that have enjoyed a well structured gap year program have been able to draw on their gap year experiences to show that they have what it takes.
Finally, they talk about how this time away from work has reshaped their attitude and skills relevant to the job.
So what are the benefits?
Above all the experience of tackling a major challenge and succeeding, builds confidence”
Retired recruiter of a major international company