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    Now, I understand we all don't know what the future holds. But my questions is:

    Do you think earning a degree is at a slight advantage in certain/specialist subjects or just in general in these ever changing economical times?

    No disrespect to a certain percentage of people i.e school leavers and younger students but young thoughts and ideas may be of assistance as well. But as I'm a mature student 29 years old, I've had a lot of negative and mixed opinions on my decision to seek education and for clarity, I am starting university this September.

    Now my query if you like, I would like to seek other thinkers and thoughts on the question in hand. Personally in my working life to date I have worked for companies and even taken the leap to work self-employed, and yes I my self have notice that life in the past 2 years or so has got hard. Standard of living is rising and for the majority of households, its tough. This is not the only reason I've decided to seek higher education, but simply I am re-writing my past i.e doing what I should of done years ago. I am not full of regret, but simply learning from my paths I've walked.

    thank you in advance
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    (Original post by Longy2076)
    Now, I understand we all don't know what the future holds. But my questions is:

    Do you think earning a degree is at a slight advantage in certain/specialist subjects or just in general in these ever changing economical times?

    No disrespect to a certain percentage of people i.e school leavers and younger students but young thoughts and ideas may be of assistance as well. But as I'm a mature student 29 years old, I've had a lot of negative and mixed opinions on my decision to seek education and for clarity, I am starting university this September.

    Now my query if you like, I would like to seek other thinkers and thoughts on the question in hand. Personally in my working life to date I have worked for companies and even taken the leap to work self-employed, and yes I my self have notice that life in the past 2 years or so has got hard. Standard of living is rising and for the majority of households, its tough. This is not the only reason I've decided to seek higher education, but simply I am re-writing my past i.e doing what I should of done years ago. I am not full of regret, but simply learning from my paths I've walked.

    thank you in advance
    Depends on the individual and what you want to get out of uni. If you still equate a degree on its own with a guarenteed boost in employability then you'll likely not find it beneficial unless studying something truly vocational e.g a health course or teaching. However if you look at the bigger picture of what uni has to offer and the chances to grow and develop as a person by meeting lots of different people, joining societies, studying a subject you love then it can be. You can also make the most of long holidays to get work experience and having a careers service onsite which can help with options for the future and job applications e.c.t which can help.
 
 
 
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