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I'm going to university because:
# It seems like 'the done thing' at my college.
# All my friends will be going, with maybe two or three exceptions due to personal circumstances.
# My family seem to expect it.
# If I don't, I'm not sure what I would do.

In terms of why I am doing the course I am doing, it is because I have a genuine interest in History, love the freedom the course gives me and the fact it allows me to study racial and gender issues.

We'll see. Does seem like an awful lot of debt though, which makes me question whether it is worth it...
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Because I like maths, a lot.
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- Study my chosen subject in depth
- Gain a degree (it's easier to get the job I want with one)
- Living away from home
- Gaining soft skills
- I am able to financially
- I don't know what I'd do if I didn't go to uni

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- To learn more about TV Production, both for personal interest and to help with my potential career.
- For the overall university experience - the chance to find myself and become the person I am with the experiences I've had.
- NOT for the degree.
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To further my knowledge and get into a specialised career (also tv production).
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Because I don't know what else to do
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People that are saying they went cause they "didn't know what else to do", do you think that's the right way to go about it? Wouldn't researching all the possible options before making a decision have made more sense?
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To really make something of myself.
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(Original post by SmilerNuts)
People that are saying they went cause they "didn't know what else to do", do you think that's the right way to go about it? Wouldn't researching all the possible options before making a decision have made more sense?
Well becuase i don't know what else to do it seems like a fairly good option. Spending time studying something i like(sort of) and just having fun(hopefully) and getting a degree in the process.
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I'm going because I don't want to get a job yet, I really love languages and I want to go abroad for a year, though I also don't really know what I'd do if I didn't go
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Mainly to gain more knowledge in my chosen field of study.
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Everyone else is.
Ditto.

That, and a desire to leave home.
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In order to achieve a degree as well as a masters degree in order to become more competitive with the other applicants within the job market.
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(Original post by yellowjacket)
Well becuase i don't know what else to do it seems like a fairly good option. Spending time studying something i like(sort of) and just having fun(hopefully) and getting a degree in the process.
Things like Trainee schemes for school leavers, studying part time with the Open University, going straight into the world of work? It's kinda sad how little young people are told about these things as the government tries to push more and more people into going to uni.
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(Original post by onthejubileeline)
Ditto.

That, and a desire to leave home.
You couldn't leave home without going to uni?
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(Original post by SmilerNuts)
Things like Trainee schemes for school leavers, studying part time with the Open University, going straight into the world of work? It's kinda sad how little young people are told about these things as the government tries to push more and more people into going to uni.
I don't think it's sad. I'm aware that those things go onbut uni appeals to me more.
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(Original post by SmilerNuts)
You couldn't leave home without going to uni?
Kinda comes with the package.
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I will eventually be going for the experience and to get a degree which will improve my chances of getting a good job.
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(Original post by SmilerNuts)
You couldn't leave home without going to uni?
Yes, I could, but it's more immediate if I go to university.

The main point is, I'm pretty much just going with the flow. I'm not going to fight society's expectations of me, what's the point?
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(Original post by SmilerNuts)
Things like Trainee schemes for school leavers, studying part time with the Open University, going straight into the world of work? It's kinda sad how little young people are told about these things as the government tries to push more and more people into going to uni.
I totally agree with you - there's not enough time spent on giving people information on this. My mum has always told me how I'd probably be better off training in some kind of profession than getting a languages degree, but being a builder has never really appealed to me much :p:
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