To those that have graduated university, have you found it was worth it?

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    To those the have graduated university, have you found it was worth it in terms of how much you're making now? If you had the £30,000+ debt are you finding you're paying it back?
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    (Original post by zigglr)
    To those the have graduated university, have you found it was worth it in terms of how much you're making now? If you had the £30,000+ debt are you finding you're paying it back?
    I'm not earning a huge amount atm but I'm in the role I wanted. I never saw university in terms of = a well paying job though so I wasn't disappointed. In fact not so longer ago the internship I have now would have been totally unpaid (but necessary to get into a permanent role). On the old fee system so my debt its around £25,000, I've made one small payment but tbh I'm not even thinking about it, it comes out of my paycheck automatically like tax and if I go below the repayment threshold then I stop paying, no-one will chase me up.
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    (Original post by zigglr)
    To those the have graduated university, have you found it was worth it in terms of how much you're making now? If you had the £30,000+ debt are you finding you're paying it back?
    It's definitely been worth it.

    I would perhaps choose something more vocational if I to choose again... I did History.

    However, choosing History gave me a lot of freedom at uni which meant I had a lot of opportunity to get involved in sports leadership, volunteering projects and work in the SU bar - it's all of those experiences across the three years at uni that gave me the edge over other grads I think, not actually the degree itself. All of those things gave me a lot of transferable skills, confidence and good communication skills.

    My earnings jumped up massively when I was an HR business partner I was on a very good salary but the job took it's toll on my health. Luckily it gave me what I needed to save for a house deposit. Once we were on the house there was less pressure to earn a big salary.

    My student loan comes out every month - it feels like tax. I worked at uni over the three years so I didn't use a credit card.
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    Worth every penny if you studied a good degree at a reputable University.
 
 
 
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