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    Is there anyone else out there that doesn't want to go to uni ,because they want to do something bigger?

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    Is there anyone else out there that doesn't want to go to uni ,because they want to do something bigger?
    I briefly looked at your post history and saw that you have 3 A*s at A level which is great but it still qualifies you for absolutely nothing. It really depends on what you want to do/the area you want to go into but often a top degree from a top Uni is going to be your ticket. You will also need a variety of extra curriculars, positions of responsibility and work experience, all in order to demonstrate the required skills that employers are looking for. The top job market is extremely competitive. If you look at the people who bag the best jobs, you'll see that academics is often a very small part of the reason they were hired.

    If you want something properly bigger then your best bet is start a business! Do your homework first and make sure have a solid business plan. It'll be doubly hard for someone your age though, often the best business are based in areas of which the owner is very knowledgeable/insightful.
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