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    (Original post by Jools)
    Should we get rid of History, Classics, Theology, Philosophy etc then, where over 90% of graduates go into completely unrelated professions?
    This is the debate which ends up asking the question what is university for?
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    This is the debate which ends up asking the question what is university for?
    university is for hardcore education. by that i mean academic studies which are extremely difficult.

    this does not mean everybody that gets a history degree needs to be a historian etc
    but it does mean that a degree should open doors
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    This is the debate which ends up asking the question what is university for?
    For some its solely to increase their employability, for others mainly to further explore the subject they are most interested in... for the economy/society university should be largely recognised as being directly relevant to employment, but without dismissing the concepts of "education for education's sake" and personal development.
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    (Original post by Jools)
    Should we get rid of History, Classics, Theology, Philosophy etc then, where over 90% of graduates go into completely unrelated professions?
    I wouldn't say get rid. Add a joint degree (ie. History with Law), or having job training as part of the degree would be a much better option.

    Too many people seem to go to university because they can't be arsed to think about their future or go chasing a job when they've got no chance as of the shortages of jobs in that area.
 
 
 
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