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So is there now a sudden wave of people not going to uni? watch

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    I recently went to a massive group interview for an apprenticeship. I was suprised at how many young people were there, most were still in school waiting to graduate. They all seemed quite smart and posh, the type you'd expect to go to a russel group. But they were all quite adamant that they wanted to find an apprenticeship as going to uni was so expensive. I was quite taken aback! Is there now a sudden wave of people not going to uni?

    Back when I left college it was the last year of when the fees were going to be cheap. There literally was no question of not going to uni, everyone was going! So has it all changed now?? I have no idea. I think it will be awesome if there is a new wave of people not going to uni to make me feel like I'm not alone hah.

    There is a rise in uni numbers too, they are both going up, so competition may be fierce.
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    I think the fact that uni fees went up to £9000 a year certainly affected numbers a bit, as the idea of having to pay that much a year and getting into debt can put people off a bit.
    Apprentiships certainly seem to be more popular than they where- as there are more of them about, and theres the emphasis on getting experience and not getting into debt etc.
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