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    So I decided on an apprenticeship instead of uni, I like my job, and I will have it at the end of the apprenticeship, but I am really missing out on the social life of uni I have a lot of friends at uni who seem to have met new people and are really enjoying it, and while I'm enjoying the money, I feel I am missing out massivley in that aspect

    I struggle to justify going to uni though, as I don't know what I would study and I would hate all the debt! There must be a solution

    Any help is appreciated
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    (Original post by biscuit824)
    So I decided on an apprenticeship instead of uni, I like my job, and I will have it at the end of the apprenticeship, but I am really missing out on the social life of uni
    Go and look at just how many threads there are on here saying
    - hate uni, no social life
    - hate my flatsharers
    - never leave my room
    - I'm homesick and lonely
    - I have no friends

    Whether you're working or at university will make no difference to whether you have friends. And going to uni for the social life is one hell of a way to run up a huge debt and have nothing to show for it.

    Your options as an apprentice for social activity are arguably greater that for a student, especially since you have a few quid in your pocket.
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    (Original post by biscuit824)
    So I decided on an apprenticeship instead of uni, I like my job, and I will have it at the end of the apprenticeship, but I am really missing out on the social life of uni I have a lot of friends at uni who seem to have met new people and are really enjoying it, and while I'm enjoying the money, I feel I am missing out massivley in that aspect

    I struggle to justify going to uni though, as I don't know what I would study and I would hate all the debt! There must be a solution

    Any help is appreciated
    I am lucky enough to have tried both options. Got onto a school leaver scheme with an investment bank but decided it wasn't for me and went to uni.

    One thing I will say is don't be afraid of the debt. People talk a lot of rubbish when it comes to student debt. You will either get a really good job and pay it off in a short time (I know some people who have paid it off in 5 years). And be thankful that you did a degree to get you said well paid job. Or you won't get a high paid job above the threshold or just slightly over and then pay a negligible amount or nothing and it will get written off. Student debt wasn't even a factor in deciding to come to uni for me.


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    (Original post by Aussie Dude ._.)
    I am lucky enough to have tried both options. Got onto a school leaver scheme with an investment bank but decided it wasn't for me and went to uni.

    One thing I will say is don't be afraid of the debt. People talk a lot of rubbish when it comes to student debt. You will either get a really good job and pay it off in a short time (I know some people who have paid it off in 5 years). And be thankful that you did a degree to get you said well paid job. Or you won't get a high paid job above the threshold or just slightly over and then pay a negligible amount or nothing and it will get written off. Student debt wasn't even a factor in deciding to come to uni for me.


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    Are you still at uni now then?
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    (Original post by Simes)
    Go and look at just how many threads there are on here saying
    - hate uni, no social life
    - hate my flatsharers
    - never leave my room
    - I'm homesick and lonely
    - I have no friends

    Whether you're working or at university will make no difference to whether you have friends. And going to uni for the social life is one hell of a way to run up a huge debt and have nothing to show for it.

    Your options as an apprentice for social activity are arguably greater that for a student, especially since you have a few quid in your pocket.
    What would you reccomend in regards to the friends aspect then?
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    (Original post by biscuit824)
    What would you recommend in regards to the friends aspect then?
    Link to what I wrote elsewhere. Other, less stroppy, advice is available.
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    uni is what you make of it.... the people who feel their time at uni is wasted have no one to blame but themselves... Also the debt factor shouldn't put you off at all, uni will pay itself off so long as you get a job that pays 50p more per hour than a job that doesn't require a degree. Think about it, sacrificing 3-4 years to benefit the rest of your life is a wise decision but of course, it is by no means the only path to success. Whatever training you receive, be it from apprenticeship, work, studies, wherever it is as valuble as the effort you put in to it.
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    You don't need uni for a social life. If you're happy with the apprenticeship and it suits your capabilities and professional/educational desires, you've made the right choice.
 
 
 
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