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    Hiya.

    I'm in my final year of studying an Extended Diploma in Forensic Sciences at college. However, I'm stuck. I currently volunteer with a police force; being a police officer is my main career goal. I am almost guaranteed a role as an officer/PCSO upon leaving my college thanks to said volunteering.

    But this has all come into question after a lot of thinking... do I want to rush into my career, or spend a few more years in academia and doing general university 'things'? In your opinion, is going to university worth it purely for the experience and knowledge gained, as opposed to the actual career worthiness of a degree?
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    (Original post by JooW)
    Hiya.

    I'm in my final year of studying an Extended Diploma in Forensic Sciences at college. However, I'm stuck. I currently volunteer with a police force; being a police officer is my main career goal. I am almost guaranteed a role as an officer/PCSO upon leaving my college thanks to said volunteering.

    But this has all come into question after a lot of thinking... do I want to rush into my career, or spend a few more years in academia and doing general university 'things'? In your opinion, is going to university worth it purely for the experience and knowledge gained, as opposed to the actual career worthiness of a degree?
    Regardless of your age, dreams and ambitions can change and while you could jump into your career right now it's undoubted that going to uni keeps more options open.
    But then again you also have to juggle the idea of a £27k+ debt BUT I think ultimately it's 3-4 years of good experiences and although you may think you're sure about your career now it may change so I'd say uni is probably the safest option
 
 
 
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