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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    While you should obviously go to study something you enjoy and get decent grades I think people on this site and in real life place far too much emphasis on studying. Like so many people say they either aren't going to show up to freshers week or just will stay in their room studying the entire time. Seriously uni is supposed to be a time to actually enjoy yourself and go out socialising. Loads of people moan about hating parties and clubbing when they've done neither before and even if you don't like this its only a week so you may as well just suck it up and make some friends.

    It infuriates me how so many want to do nothing more than lock themselves up in a room like a hermit and do nothing but study for a first, haven't you learnt anything from the movies?

    Because we don't wanna end up looking like those guys in your Avatar.

    I agree.

    For those who go to university, it's supposed to be some of the best years of your life. Unless you have crippling anxiety or something, I don't understand how some people can be so anti-social, and if I dare say it - boring. I fully understand though that not everyone has to go to wild parties, sleep around and get wasted. But there are so many other ways to have fun and socialise at uni that doesn't involve drinking or making a fool of yourself. So yeah I can't understand those who do nothing and just chill in their room...

    It's not really a choice for me, I just have no social skills lol. I do my best going to a couple of societies, and if I could I would definitely be on plenty drunken nights out. I don't really understand those who do not want to do such things at all, but whatever, everyone can do what they like. I think the mentality is wanting to make the best of the opportunities you have in order to forge the most optimal long term scenario, but personally I'm not that bothered about getting the highest paying job or year-topping marks or stuff like that. Give yourself a strong chance for a good future, sure, but obsessing over perfecting everything seems unnecessary and it seems like just going out and having some fun is often a better use of one's time.
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