Should I go to university?

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I'm really struggling on deciding whether I should go to university next year or not. I'm already 2 years behind as when I finished secondary school I didn't know what I wanted to study so I didn't do anything for a year. I finished college this year back in June and I'm currently working and deciding if I want to go on to university next year.

However, I don't want to spend my life paying off university debts and stuck in a rut of working 8-5. My true goal in life is to travel and just generally be happy but if I'm going to go to university now is the time to do it as I'm still young and may benefit from the experience.
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(Original post by hollyr123)
I'm really struggling on deciding whether I should go to university next year or not. I'm already 2 years behind as when I finished secondary school I didn't know what I wanted to study so I didn't do anything for a year. I finished college this year back in June and I'm currently working and deciding if I want to go on to university next year.

However, I don't want to spend my life paying off university debts and stuck in a rut of working 8-5. My true goal in life is to travel and just generally be happy but if I'm going to go to university now is the time to do it as I'm still young and may benefit from the experience.
You cna go to uni at any age. two years is a very small amount of time and there will be people there of all ages.

In light of fees then I dont think its a given that you have to go to uni. Do a pros and cons,obviously in favour are the student experience it cna be good or it can be rubbish for some. Getting a degree, which may or may not be importnat to you.

I wouldnt o until you know you really wnat to , know the place and course and that the degree is going to be useuful for you. For instance you might wnat to study travel and tourism and do soemthing in international event management? Ots up to you to do the research.

You cna ofc attempt to travel all your life, but maybe it would be more fun if you had skills and the abiliyu to earn money whilst doing it?
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Don't think about the debts. In the end it will be worth it

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You cna go to uni at any age. two years is a very small amount of time and there will be people there of all ages.

In light of fees then I dont think its a given that you have to go to uni. Do a pros and cons,obviously in favour are the student experience it cna be good or it can be rubbish for some. Getting a degree, which may or may not be importnat to you.

I wouldnt o until you know you really wnat to , know the place and course and that the degree is going to be useuful for you. For instance you might wnat to study travel and tourism and do soemthing in international event management? Ots up to you to do the research.

You cna ofc attempt to travel all your life, but maybe it would be more fun if you had skills and the abiliyu to earn money whilst doing it?
I know I won't be able to travel ALL my life and later on in life when I am older I will more than likely feel better about settling down with a job and my own place but whilst I am young I do want life experiences, etc. So if I don't go to university the question is what will I spend my life doing job wise?

And as for fees, it's difficult because I live with my mum and step-dad and my step dad has a very high income. This means the student loans I'm entitled to won't cover everything and my mum and step dad will have to aid me financially and I don't want to feel indebted to them forever. If I struggle to find a career with my degree it will be a lot of drama and hassle as they will hang it over my head forever that they supported me financially.

Idk lol it's just pure stress
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I know I won't be able to travel ALL my life and later on in life when I am older I will more than likely feel better about settling down with a job and my own place but whilst I am young I do want life experiences, etc. So if I don't go to university the question is what will I spend my life doing job wise?

And as for fees, it's difficult because I live with my mum and step-dad and my step dad has a very high income. This means the student loans I'm entitled to won't cover everything and my mum and step dad will have to aid me financially and I don't want to feel indebted to them forever. If I struggle to find a career with my degree it will be a lot of drama and hassle as they will hang it over my head forever that they supported me financially.

Idk lol it's just pure stress
You could do an apprenticeship or you could pick a job which also has day release. You will just have to do some careers research.

If you dont wnat to feel indebted to your step father, then you will have to find a job where you can save money and pay the difference yourself. You might be quite happy not to go, its not compulsory.

Just write it all down, think about it and make a decision that best suits you.
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You could do an apprenticeship or you could pick a job which also has day release. You will just have to do some careers research.

If you dont wnat to feel indebted to your step father, then you will have to find a job where you can save money and pay the difference yourself. You might be quite happy not to go, its not compulsory.

Just write it all down, think about it and make a decision that best suits you.

Yeah my friend recommends I do an apprenticeship lol, she thinks it would be better as that way I can save to do what I want to do whilst I work, still get some kind of qualifications and have no debt in the process. But, as you said, I just have to do some careers research.

I think I'm going to apply for university anyway just so I know I've applied and have the option to go if and when I make my decision (if I actually get accepted by any of my choices that is!).
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