I have had a number of people now try to tell me I should not pursue a degree but should instead self teach myself. apparently this is a lot more economical and I can get the same education of youtube and other media anyway. Also apparently the internet has many rich resources.
Well to be fair I have been shown some decent stuff on youtube linking to a series of lectures. If one was astute maybe they could put together their own degree.
my impression is though I don't know what I don't know so flying blind trying to piece together my own degree seems a bit weak. I think this makes sense if I am talking about going to a weak university like Anglia ruskin Bolten or Southampton Solent etc.
However I doubt I could put together my own education to the same standard as that set by Cambridge, Imperial College, Warwick or Bristol. Even if I could where would I go in the job market sure I can claim an ability in maths at this point but been up against people who have the proof in the form of a certificate vs my own word I don't hold out much hope. I guess they could test me but which employer would waste their time like this?
Also its not just learning the material its making sure I really know it and understand it how can that be achieved without been put to the test? I could learn all the math stuff for a level, but never sit or practice for the exams. I doubt I would be actually good at the maths doing this.
What is other peoples take away on this idea?
self teach degree?
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