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    Hi guys, I am currently in my first year of University and have started thinking about my future a bit more lately.

    I have to the conclusion in my mind that failing my exams in June wouldn't be the be all and end all for me. Some may say that's a lazy mind frame but I have different aspirations now than before I started University.

    If I fail my exams in June, I could just get an apprenticeship and could be earning whilst learning. This seems so appealing to me as the academic side is starting to really grate on me. No offence to those who enjoy University but I just don't think it's for me.

    What do you guys think? Would I be stupid to leave University or is an apprenticeship a viable and prosperous path?
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    I think that Apprenticeships can be an excellent choice and lead to a good career

    I also think that passing your first year exams would provide you with a qualification and planning to fail them would be foolish ... apart from anything else it would make you less attractive to employers
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    (Original post by slacker07906)
    Hi guys, I am currently in my first year of University and have started thinking about my future a bit more lately.

    I have to the conclusion in my mind that failing my exams in June wouldn't be the be all and end all for me. Some may say that's a lazy mind frame but I have different aspirations now than before I started University.

    If I fail my exams in June, I could just get an apprenticeship and could be earning whilst learning. This seems so appealing to me as the academic side is starting to really grate on me. No offence to those who enjoy University but I just don't think it's for me.

    What do you guys think? Would I be stupid to leave University or is an apprenticeship a viable and prosperous path?
    Don't think getting an apprenticeship is going to be easy. It is very difficult and competitive (though obviously this depends on what job the apprenticeship leads to). My advice would be to apply for apprenticeships whilst you're at universit. Then if you don't get one you won't be left with regrets.
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    I dont think you can value a good education as it will benefit you throughout life. But in pure monetary terms i would argue many university courses today are not worth it. Many students go for the sake of going rather than the passion to learn. Then again i dont think work truly reflects the capability of the individual its more to do with luck and who you know.
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    For some people an apprenticeship is the better choice. However, as Bill_Gates says, money-wise a university degree will help you more with your career. The exception is if you want to start your own bussines, then leave university behind and go for it.
 
 
 
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