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    I have an unconditional and im unsure if should go or not

    Pros of going

    I can keep my job but still as part time
    Learn more about what I like
    the people seem nice on the open days

    cons of going

    I like my job and may be forced to work less due to uni
    having to have deadlines again
    have to wake up in the morning again
    I got really stressed out in college
    im a shy person


    pros of staying in job

    I enjoy the job
    more money
    able to take time off at my chosen times
    good support for my dyspracia
    already know afew people there
    all really nice

    cons of staying in job

    friends all at uni next year and may feel like im missing out
    wonder what it would be like uni

    what do you think?
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    Youre earning £37.5 an hour? 750 for 20 hours work? you serious. keep your job! work 40 hours a week and you could earn £78,000 a year.
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    The main reason people go to uni is to better themselves, usually career wise. It also depends on your job. Does it restrict you to one area forever? is the job secure for years to come? Why were you thinking of going to uni in the first place? And what is it you would do at uni that you think will benefit your life?

    Those are the questions you need to ask yourself and only you know if it worth it or not. Also, you might be better posting this in General Uni forum, to get a better response
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    (Original post by sharp910sh)
    Youre earning £37.5 an hour? 750 for 20 hours work? you serious. keep your job! work 40 hours a week and you could earn £78,000 a year.
    its a months pay that for 20 hours a week
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    (Original post by sharp910sh)
    Youre earning £37.5 an hour? 750 for 20 hours work? you serious. keep your job! work 40 hours a week and you could earn £78,000 a year.

    No he said 750 a month, for 20 hours work per week. So works out at £9.38 ish per hour.
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    (Original post by Suis Je Bovvered ?)
    The main reason people go to uni is to better themselves, usually career wise. It also depends on your job. Does it restrict you to one area forever? is the job secure for years to come? Why were you thinking of going to uni in the first place? And what is it you would do at uni that you think will benefit your life?

    Those are the questions you need to ask yourself and only you know if it worth it or not. Also, you might be better posting this in General Uni forum, to get a better response
    no it doesnt restrict me, I have moved jobs 2 times before (same pay diff job) and you can decide if you want to apply for promotion at anytime (as long as you meet any requirement, which usally dont include education) the job is very secure, no chance of it going under. I dont know about the last 2
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    If you're going to uni solely based on the fact that all your friends are and you might be 'missing out', don't bother going at all. Why would you bother putting yourself through all the work and debt just to keep up with your peers?
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    (Original post by Suis Je Bovvered ?)
    The main reason people go to uni is to better themselves, usually career wise. It also depends on your job. Does it restrict you to one area forever? is the job secure for years to come? Why were you thinking of going to uni in the first place? And what is it you would do at uni that you think will benefit your life?

    Those are the questions you need to ask yourself and only you know if it worth it or not. Also, you might be better posting this in General Uni forum, to get a better response
    This answer makes the most sense. The entire point of going to university is to get that piece of paper that allows you to get a better job. So many people go to university for the wrong reasons (and who is to say their reasons are wrong?) and many people drop out because university isn't the grand, life-affirming event that TV makes it out to be.

    Unless you've got an unconditional at a university you love doing a course that you love I wouldn't go. If you enjoy your job then work hard at it and put a bit of that money into savings and have a go at university later on when you really want to. The fact that you're posting this on here shows that you've got major doubts.
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    (Original post by iainthegreat)
    No he said 750 a month, for 20 hours work per week. So works out at £9.38 ish per hour.
    I edited the op it didnt state the time frames before
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    keep your job and earn more money than your friends and then laugh at them when they have loads of debts
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    Uni is really overrated. If you're in a career that you enjoy and that you can move up without a degree I would stay in your job.
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    (Original post by kamc)
    Uni is really overrated. If you're in a career that you enjoy and that you can move up without a degree I would stay in your job.
    You dont need a degree and they dont ask for it, you just have to be able to justify you can do the job
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    (Original post by Torchskins)
    You dont need a degree and they dont ask for it, you just have to be able to justify you can do the job
    Well if it was me I would stay in the job and avoid the debt.
    Unless you want a degree, that would be my advice.
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    It sounds to me like you just want the uni student life and feel your missing out because your friends are going. This, itself, isn't a good enough reason to go to uni, in my opinion. Sure, it's fun, but with the fun comes the debt (for most people) and the endless hours of studying to better and advance their own lives.

    If a degree won't advance your career (which in your case it doesn't look like it will, at least not for a long while and a lot of promotions), then you should find the fun somewhere else. Go out more with friends and enjoy yourself in other ways
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    (Original post by Torchskins)
    You dont need a degree and they dont ask for it, you just have to be able to justify you can do the job
    This is essentially how I've done my life. Sod the degree! :p: If I were you though, if you feel like you're missing out on something, save some $$$ up for a year then go traveling.
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    I thought I could keep my job when I started uni as it was only 8 hours on a sunday for £50, but the workload was to intense so had to quit. Working isn't realistic depending on what uni/course it is as uni sort of becomes your job, that you have to pay for to do.
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    (Original post by Suis Je Bovvered ?)
    It sounds to me like you just want the uni student life and feel your missing out because your friends are going. This, itself, isn't a good enough reason to go to uni, in my opinion. Sure, it's fun, but with the fun comes the debt (for most people) and the endless hours of studying to better and advance their own lives.

    If a degree won't advance your career (which in your case it doesn't look like it will, at least not for a long while and a lot of promotions), then you should find the fun somewhere else. Go out more with friends and enjoy yourself in other ways
    thanks for this + rep
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    What are you doing a degree in.
    - Will i help with you job, will it further you, or are just doing it for the fun?
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    £10 quid an hour is rubbish. go to uni do a real degree. what is your job? sales manager?
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    (Original post by dhutch)
    What are you doing a degree in.
    - Will i help with you job, will it further you, or are just doing it for the fun?
    fun but it may be possible it will help me but chances are it wont
 
 
 
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