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    I have read many threads asking all sorts of questions such as; is there a lot of essays? What uni is best? But for my question I would like to ask is uni fun? Compared to high school, have you enjoyed it more? Made more friends? Had more of a laugh?

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    First mistake, don't go to university to have fun, there is better ways of spending £30k and having.

    However you always need to have a little fun, and I find the outside university activities fun (clubbing etc) however you don't need to be a student to that stuff.

    Lecturers are certainly not fun unless its during an earth quake (this happened to me, it was the most interesting synthesis lecture ever).
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    About 20,000 18-25s in a condensed area...not going to be dull really.
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    what else do you go to uni for? Best time you'll ever have, most free time you'll ever have too if you get organised! Make the most of it before you have to get a job! You can do anything and go anywhere at the drop of a hat.
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    what else do you go to uni for? Best time you'll ever have, most free time you'll ever have too if you get organised! Make the most of it before you have to get a job! You can do anything and go anywhere at the drop of a hat.
    I was under the impression you go to university to learn. Otherwise 18-30 may as well just take over UK universities.
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    i think that it's a bit of both. yes you go to learn, but for most people it is the first time they are living away from home and if you don't have fun you qon't want to be there, won't learn well and will evntually drop out of just be a miserable bugger with poor social skills.

    i think having fun is just a bonus of all the learning and is part of the whole growing-up thing.

    lou xxx
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    Im going to Uni to have fun...I intend to do as little work as possible really. And then in the third year I might start knuckling down to scrape through with a decent degree :eek:
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    IMO: Fun? No. Hard work? Yes.
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    (Original post by thenarbisbanned)
    Im going to Uni to have fun...I intend to do as little work as possible really. And then in the third year I might start knuckling down to scrape through with a decent degree :eek:
    I'm going to work but have fun at the same time....due to the fact that none of the marks from the first year go towards the final degree grade I'm just gonna take it easy, but do enough to pass the exams.
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    hey i said it was fun, i didn't say it wasn't hard work too! If you don't have fun whats the point in going? Employer's don't want people with amazing degree's but not social skills, they want well rounded graduates that did the work but also had a good time. If all you do is work you may as well stay home and do a correspondance course!

    Oh what ever you do don't just cruise through the first year, if you do well then, you'll be on a good foot for your second year (Which counts for a 3rd of the final mark at some uni's) then do well in the second year and your final year will be so much less pressured!
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    I never said you can't have fun, I just don't see the point in only going to have fun. You will spend in real terms around £60k just end up with a 3rd class degree.

    You have to balance it, work has to come first, once you have finished or on schedule to finsish assignments and stuff thats when you have fun.

    If you want to have fun without studying then get a job at 18-30.
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    or if you're doing a worthwhile course thats actually hard then you won't get any degree at all.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I never said you can't have fun, I just don't see the point in only going to have fun. You will spend in real terms around £60k just end up with a 3rd class degree.

    You have to balance it, work has to come first, once you have finished or on schedule to finsish assignments and stuff thats when you have fun.

    If you want to have fun without studying then get a job at 18-30.
    You're never going to spend £60k at university (unless you plan to be a student forever), i'd say £25k was more realistic. And you'd have to do pretty much no work at all to end up with a third.
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    You're never going to spend £60k at university (unless you plan to be a student forever), i'd say £25k was more realistic. And you'd have to do pretty much no work at all to end up with a third.
    But I was counting the fact you're not earning a full time salary for 3 years. So that can be £50k lost plus the debts.
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    You're never going to spend £60k at university (unless you plan to be a student forever), i'd say £25k was more realistic. And you'd have to do pretty much no work at all to end up with a third.
    His £60K estimate is - or at least I think it is - assuming that you do three years studying instead of working and thus the 'true or real' cost is much higher than £25k..
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    But I was counting the fact you're not earning a full time salary for 3 years. So that can be £50k lost plus the debts.
    but then you aren't considering the increase in salary in the future by actually graduating
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    (Original post by TIMAAAAAAAAAAAY)
    but then you aren't considering the increase in salary in the future by actually graduating
    It dosn't always work out like that though, not all graduates get good jobs.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    It dosn't always work out like that though, not all graduates get good jobs.
    Very true!.. and kind of scary when you think about it.
    A guy on the train today was doing magic tricks for the passengers for money. When I told him he should get a proper job, he told me he had a computing degree. Something somewhere went wrong. :eek:
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    It dosn't always work out like that though, not all graduates get good jobs.
    maybe not always, but you're more likely to get a higher wage by getting a degree
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    (Original post by TIMAAAAAAAAAAAY)
    maybe not always, but you're more likely to get a higher wage by getting a degree
    I hope so, but if you're just going to be fun you are probably more likely to be one of the ones that should have spend 3 years as a club rep instead.

    You should have fun at university I am not saying that, I just don't think people should only go to have fun, it costs the government too much money if that is its only purpose. You could gain a lot of the same transferable skills doing somthing like a club rep.
 
 
 
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