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    Hello, I am in a massive dilemma as I am unsure whether i should got to university or get an apprenticeship. I currently have offers to go to university to study my course but i have also found an apprenticeship in banking which i would to do. If i do go to uni; i would get a career in banking afterwards. The possible pros of university would be the social life, life skill and most importantly a degree but the only con is the amount of debt. However the pros of an apprenticeship in banking is salary and no debt but the cons would be no degree . Which would be better in the long run and what would you do if you were in my position? Thanks, all advice is useful
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    It is totally down to what you would prefer. Me personally I am glad that I went to uni, as you do meet a lot of new friends and it is a unique opportunity that would be hard to experience again. However you have named the main con of uni which is debt. However you need to consider about student loans is that you only start paying when you earn over 21 grand and that the debt will get written off after 30 years. I am sure that you have had plenty of information on the students loan and if not I will be more than happy to give you more information on it.

    With the apprenticeship, you get on work training which means that you will have expeirence that many uni students would not have, and I know that some companies pay for you to get a degree, however you get this differently and therefore you will not experience 'uni life'

    I hope this has helped and if you would like anymore views or help let me know
 
 
 
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