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    Interesting thread. But I'm curious to know on what people think about mature students going to university, as undergraduates. Is it better because they picked up some work experience and earned some money? Or is it too late?
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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    Interesting thread. But I'm curious to know on what people think about mature students going to university, as undergraduates. Is it better because they picked up some work experience and earned some money? Or is it too late?
    Maybe have a look at this forum:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=185

    Short answer: it's never too late.
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    It's only worth it depending on your degree imo. Not to sound like a snobby STEM student, but I don't see the point in paying £27,000 for a degree in photography for example when you could invest a third of that into getting your own business going and start making money. Some degrees will also give you higher paying jobs in the long run, but some people might find that those jobs aren't enjoyable to them and so they've effectively wasted their money.

    It really depends on what you want to do and where you're willing to go. To me the job market in the UK is pathetic so I plan on getting a job overseas, but for those who want to stay here the debt of university will overshadow whatever they can earn with their degrees so why pay the £9,000/year
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    I'd say that it is for good universities and for career paths that require you to have a specific degree or set of degrees to get you going (namely Law and Medicine). However, the value of going to some ex-poly to do History of Art is questionable from a financial perspective, as you're effectively only paying that money for the education itself, and not to gain access to a better career that will allow you to start re-paying the debt accumulated during it!
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    For some careers you need to go to uni theres no other choice not on a position to decide in those cases. If you are all on about making money then uni isnt a place to be at for the majority.
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    Absolutely.

    £0 and 0p to become a doctor? Tesco can't beat that value.
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    Absolutely.

    £0 and 0p to become a doctor? Tesco can't beat that value.
    Enjoy it while it lasts, the SNP won't be able to maintain free tuition indefinitely.
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    2,260 votes, exactly 50:50.

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    Seems to be quite well split :holmes:

 
 
 
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