Given how already expensive university is and given how tuition fees could rise *again*. Is all the debt and time really worth a degree?
I'm in college studying tourism and I was considering applying to university with the hope of moving abroad and setting up a hotel/guesthouse but considering I stand to be in about £51,000 worth of debt I'm not sure if it's worth the debt.
is a decent salary really worth it?
But with the job you want to go into, will it even make a difference if you have a degree?
I'm pretty sure guests won't want to work what you studied when they stay at your guest house...
I think it is massively worth it; I don't think there is a degree out there that couldn't hugely benefit you if you work hard, and even if you don't do very well the experience of going to university, meeting new people from a range of backgrounds and living independently is extremely valuable (oh, and it's fun). And when it comes to debt, well I understand the concerns, but personally I think the repayment system is extremely generous. If you have a passion for any subject I think you should consider going to university, ignore all the angry, jealous, pessimists that seem bitter about higher education - I think it is an amazing, hugely beneficial experience and yeah, some things cost money, a degree costs money.
I personally think the way public opinion has swung against higher education is a disgrace, how have we reached a point where education, the pursuit of knowledge, the desire to better yourself, is seen as a negative? It is absolutely baffling to me. To a huge extent you have to blame the Tory government for increasing fees, but at the same time, don't let those fees put you off.
A degree will help you achieve your goals in life, no-one anywhere is worse off for going to university.