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    In a nutshell, I'm having a bit of a mental debate with myself other whether I should take a gap year and travel, or go to university? I've had offers and I also have savings so I have the means for both options. But I kind of feel that if I go to university, as soon as I come out and get a job ill have to start paying off debts, so I won't have the finance to travel, so now seems like the best option. Then again I don't want to miss out on the opportunity to go to uni. Agh, what to do, anyone?!


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    Personally I took a gap year and went to France, Spain and Turkey with two other friends. It was a great experience and to be honest i felt more mature starting my first year. Personally I also did some research into the subjects I would be doing in the next year so I found the course to be fine but you might feel alienated being out of education for a whole year.
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    I would recommend it. You've been in school continuously for the past 13 years Take a year off and travel, get a job, read books you won't ever have time to read etc.

    I wish I took a gap year before university.
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    Thanks for the advice guys, ill see how I feel in August when I get my results!


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    (Original post by Calb94)
    In a nutshell, I'm having a bit of a mental debate with myself other whether I should take a gap year and travel, or go to university? I've had offers and I also have savings so I have the means for both options. But I kind of feel that if I go to university, as soon as I come out and get a job ill have to start paying off debts, so I won't have the finance to travel, so now seems like the best option. Then again I don't want to miss out on the opportunity to go to uni. Agh, what to do, anyone?!


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    Had a similar issue and ended up rejecting all my offers on Wednesday! I'd say work out what you would do on a gap year, and whether you could realistically do it - that was the decider for me!


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