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    My views: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1126657

    + it totally depends what degree you do, and what job you want to go into. If you're applying to work for Google as a Web Developer, you're not going to get very far with a degree in Psychology and no experience in the web development field. A Computer Science or Web Development degree on the other hand, would put you in good stead, especially with some experience.

    If you look at say, the Civil Service Fast Track though, they simply require a 2:1 (or is it 2:2?) degree in any subject from any university. They don't really mind what it is.

    Generally, university is very much worth it. If you go, study a degree subject you don't want to pursue, don't enjoy your time there and don't end up using your degree at all afterwards, then yeah, it's not worth it. But how many people do that?
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    (Original post by steph_anie_x)
    Only if you take a pointless degree. Which did you do?
    There are Different routes into a lot of things however for some going to uni is essential.
    There is no such thing as a pointless degree.
    Name one?
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    (Original post by e-sound23)

    When I applied for uni I honestly thought it was by far the best way to improve future job prospects etc, but after going through the system im now not convinced. A degree seems to be common place, pretty much anyone can get one and this makes them less valuable to employers.
    Surely, if a degree is commonplace, you would be disadvantaged if you didn't have one? Compared to all the other people with a degree, you would be less employable.
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    it depends what you want to do in life, obviously some jobs you need to go to uni for but some you dont, ive managed well not going

    my mate went, spent all that time/money and she ended up getting a job filing for the NHS :-| im chatting to a couple of student nurses on another forum who are worried that they are going to get their degree and there will be no jobs for them
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    how does your degree relate to your job though and you don't need to be at uni to spend 3 years growing up, learning and finding out who you are. Only thing you can do exclusiuvely at uni is get an education

    always thought the "going to meet people, finding out about myself etc etc" were poor reasons to justify going to uni but that's just me
    I agree that you can do the rest elsewhere, but university gives you excellent access to resources and opportunities ALONGSIDE your course.

    I certainly wouldn't say that you should go to university JUST to 'grow' or to 'find yourself', but alongside the education it's a HUGE benefit.

    My degree, personally, relates directly to my course (I specialised in media research, and now work as a researcher for a web media company - though have just also expanded my role to SEO writing which my degree wasn't entirely relevant to - I studied web design on a minimal level in my first year).
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    There is no such thing as a pointless degree.
    Name one?
    How many times have you told me that Art was a pointless degree :P ! (I disagree btw)

    Hypocrite ! x
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    Personally, university was definitely worth it for me.

    I spent three years growing and learning as a person, finding out who I truly was. I had lots of experiences, I gained an excellent education which led to my ideal job upon graduation, and, most importantly, I made brilliant friends and found the love of my life.

    All that for £21k ain't bad, in my opinion.
    I love this!
    I hope this'll be me in summer of 2012, I already can praise my uni experience down to the ground, based on how i've grown up and matured as a person for the better, not to mention some great friends i've already found.
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    It's worth it for me, as I can't be a Speech and Language Therapist unless I've done a degree in it.
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    (Original post by steph_anie_x)
    How many times have you told me that Art was a pointless degree :P ! (I disagree btw)

    Hypocrite ! x
    No, I said an art degree was useless in the sense of job prospects.
    But there other benefits of doing a art degree.
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    No, I said an art degree was useless in the sense of job prospects.
    But there other benefits of doing a art degree.
    Your such a nit picker sometimes !
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    (Original post by e-sound23)
    Im in my third year and 23 years of age. After having a good think about the pro's and con's to uni i have come to the conclusion that for most people, uni is not really that useful and maybe even worthless. I would be interested to hear what others had to say.

    When I applied for uni I honestly thought it was by far the best way to improve future job prospects etc, but after going through the system im now not convinced. A degree seems to be common place, pretty much anyone can get one and this makes them less valuable to employers.
    Ok people might say, think of all the life experiences or your gonna "find yourself" and most people think its cool that you can give yourself liver cancer for three years. But do we need Uni to do all that?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...ton-university
    What the guardian have to say.
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    (Original post by steph_anie_x)
    Your such a nit picker sometimes !
    Prepare to be negged.
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    (Original post by e-sound23)
    Sports science
    My cousin took that at Uni'; he's now a private physio in Cambridge living in a house worth £250,000 and earns 50 grand a year. Not a bad degree
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    There is no such thing as a pointless degree.
    Name one?
    Can one still do David Beckham Studies?
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    (Original post by Charlottielottie)
    Can one still do David Beckham Studies?
    Not a degree.
    It is a module.
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    In my opinion any university lower than rank 25 is not worth it. If you were to go to one of these lower than 25 I think you'd be better getting an apprenticeship or jumping straight into work, because employers will want to get the best students from the top universities so you're not going to get much chance of that in a poor university. Also I think some degrees have more worth than others, such as a degree in media studies or English literature (or some ****) will be almost worthless because what job prospects do you realistically have? None. So it is really worth it? No. If you will do a realistic course in a good university then by all means go for it. If not then you'd be better off getting a job and working your way 3 years into the organisation.

    That's my at least.
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    I don't know I want to be an art teacher so a degree is definitely needed for my ideal career nowadays.

    It all depends what you want to do at the end of it or where you see your life heading . Degrees are just one of the first stepping stones into a career, they won't get you the top job originally but you have to work at it.
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    (Original post by IGX_RSV2)
    Employers say degrees are 'pointless'
    So 156 out of 1,561 managing directors said degrees are pointless. For all we know, they could be the MDs of McDonalds, Burger King, Tesco, Asda, I could go on...

    If that survey is going to influence your decision to go to university, you are obviously not intelligent enough for university.
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    You quite literally cannot get into what I want to do without a degree, so I'm going to say yes.
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    (Original post by Gap)
    My cousin took that at Uni'; he's now a private physio in Cambridge living in a house worth £250,000 and earns 50 grand a year. Not a bad degree

    But he must of done a physio masters or something?
 
 
 
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