Is the Uni life Overrated?

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    Hi All,


    On paper, Students drink, party, have total independence, lots of socialising, there clubs where you can play sports, etc.... it just sounds awesome! But is really that good? 9k a year plus living costs to go out an party all week, Sure it's fun, but its an awful lot of money! Then there's the other side of it, eating cheap food all week, maybe sacrificing certain luxuries, stressed doing exams when all you wanna do i slack off and have a good time. whilst messing around in the first sounds great, partying etc... i wanna study mechanical engineering.... would I even have time to be slacking? I can't imagine turning up after a night out trying to calculate differential equations for example!

    For some,uni is a no brainer depending on their personal situation. For me its tough, i have a good paying job full time, work may pay for future studies, there's chance for climbing the ladder. I currently earn the same wage as two graduates in my office (I only have a HNC)
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    You don't have to party every day, you know. University is what you make of it and it isn't anyone else's fault but yourself that partying all the time on expensive booze (along with taxis and club/party admission fees) is something you feel necessary (not saying you yourself do this, of course). Uni is entirely what you make of it, hence the independence part.
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    (Original post by dannybongo123)
    Hi All,


    On paper, Students drink, party, have total independence, lots of socialising, there clubs where you can play sports, etc.... it just sounds awesome! But is really that good? 9k a year plus living costs to go out an party all week, Sure it's fun, but its an awful lot of money! Then there's the other side of it, eating cheap food all week, maybe sacrificing certain luxuries, stressed doing exams when all you wanna do i slack off and have a good time. whilst messing around in the first sounds great, partying etc... i wanna study mechanical engineering.... would I even have time to be slacking? I can't imagine turning up after a night out trying to calculate differential equations for example!

    For some,uni is a no brainer depending on their personal situation. For me its tough, i have a good paying job full time, work may pay for future studies, there's chance for climbing the ladder. I currently earn the same wage as two graduates in my office (I only have a HNC)
    very overrated but it depends. there are lots of cliques and weirdos at undergraduate so you have to be prepared to go out on your own and make the most of it.

    number 1 priority is working towards the future as it will hit you like a ton of bricks once you graduate...................
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    Cheers for the replies. I understand its purely down to yourself and what you make it of it. For me, especially with having known what full time work/responsibility is like, i'd find all the free time refreshing and i'd like to find a balance of joining say rugby team, partying, socialising, yet actually working hard. I feel a the moment i do wanna enjoy life a little, i'm 20 years old! I guess i get down at times seeing everyone having a good time when i'm stuck in work. Yet i know deep down that i'm the most financially stable and in terms of careers choices, i have very good options set out for me.

    Its a tough one, theres one side of me that is young and wants to go mad and experience uni, yet the mature side of me realises i've got something good and should stick at my current job, work up the ladder,etc.... I just don't wanna look back and regret not going uni. Money isn't everything i guess!
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    Nope Uni Life is not overrated, I have just had an awesome freshers week at Cardiff !!!
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    VERY.

    I can't wait till i graduate
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    (Original post by dannybongo123)
    Hi All,


    On paper, Students drink, party, have total independence, lots of socialising, there clubs where you can play sports, etc.... it just sounds awesome! But is really that good? 9k a year plus living costs to go out an party all week, Sure it's fun, but its an awful lot of money! Then there's the other side of it, eating cheap food all week, maybe sacrificing certain luxuries, stressed doing exams when all you wanna do i slack off and have a good time. whilst messing around in the first sounds great, partying etc... i wanna study mechanical engineering.... would I even have time to be slacking? I can't imagine turning up after a night out trying to calculate differential equations for example!

    For some,uni is a no brainer depending on their personal situation. For me its tough, i have a good paying job full time, work may pay for future studies, there's chance for climbing the ladder. I currently earn the same wage as two graduates in my office (I only have a HNC)
    Hello ,

    It's cliche but university and university life is what you make it.
    The things you've listed, you don't have to do at all - live the life as you want.
    Like you said 9,000 is a lot to pay a year to 'slack off' - not that I've known anybody to slack off - because sure people party during First Year but it's mainly to let off steam and because all of it is new and different.
    If you want you could go to university and work day in, day out - not go out to party at all - and just work your way through and there you go, that'd be your life but people go out and party to socialise and stuff!
    Again, people do everything at university for different reasons.

    Don't look at other peoples accounts of university - just go and live the life you want to live and do what you want to do, that'll be your university life.

    Good luck
 
 
 
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