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    Hiya guys
    I'm at the end of my tether because I'm a really bright girl ... I got 10 A*s at GCSE last year, but I don't feel I have enough passion about any one subject to do a degree in it. I feel pressurised to go to university but I would really rather get a job. However, I do want a good job with plenty of promotion opportunities :p: This year I have participated in a very successful Young Enterprise company which has given me a hunger for business, particularly marketing. Would it be possible to enter such a career at 18 or would university be better for me in the long run?
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    I've got to say, I would go for some sort of degree. Not because I think degrees are necessary for everybody, but because I know people just as bright as you who are now 29 or so, and they didn't go to university, and now they really regret it. You've got the rest of your life up to 65 to work, may as well improve your prospects.
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    Hmm saying that I know plenty of people who did go to university and have regretted going. There are so many opportunities out there and this is why I set up NotGoingToUni, to help people like you.

    At the end of the day as shootbangfire said, you have the rest of your life to work, but then again there is nothing preventing you going to uni as a mature student should you feel you rushed into work.

    In marketing a degree is not essential, although could prove to help you get your foot in the door in certain areas. Having said that I am working in online marketing right now and I've got this job with my A-Levels and love it.

    If you want to chat more just PM me.
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    I think it will depend on what you decide to do, however a degree is an excellent foundation for any career and unless you have one then you might find yourself getting stuck.

    If you join a job such as the Police, Ambulance or Fire Service or even the military where you will probably be in the job for a good number of years, with variety of postings, you will be ok without a degree. I am not saying that people without degrees don't do well, if you get trade/industry specific qualifications they can be better than a degree, but just make sure you do some kind of qualification to back up your experience.

    Good luck!!
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    Hiya guys
    I'm at the end of my tether because I'm a really bright girl ... I got 10 A*s at GCSE last year, but I don't feel I have enough passion about any one subject to do a degree in it. I feel pressurised to go to university but I would really rather get a job. However, I do want a good job with plenty of promotion opportunities :p: This year I have participated in a very successful Young Enterprise company which has given me a hunger for business, particularly marketing. Would it be possible to enter such a career at 18 or would university be better for me in the long run?
    Any help very gratelfully recieved
    xxx

    How about a joint honours degree..durham do a degree similar where you get a whole load of modules too choose from from a range of subjects
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    (Original post by notgoingtouni)
    Hmm saying that I know plenty of people who did go to university and have regretted going. There are so many opportunities out there and this is why I set up NotGoingToUni, to help people like you.

    At the end of the day as shootbangfire said, you have the rest of your life to work, but then again there is nothing preventing you going to uni as a mature student should you feel you rushed into work.

    In marketing a degree is not essential, although could prove to help you get your foot in the door in certain areas. Having said that I am working in online marketing right now and I've got this job with my A-Levels and love it.

    If you want to chat more just PM me.
    Your website is an excellent idea, I have a few friends without degrees who feel stuck in what they are doing. Perhaps you next adventure could be setting up a website for those who are older (20s-30s) with new career development opportunities. There is a definate niche in the market for that!!
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    (Original post by notgoingtouni)
    Hmm saying that I know plenty of people who did go to university and have regretted going. There are so many opportunities out there and this is why I set up NotGoingToUni, to help people like you.

    At the end of the day as shootbangfire said, you have the rest of your life to work, but then again there is nothing preventing you going to uni as a mature student should you feel you rushed into work.

    In marketing a degree is not essential, although could prove to help you get your foot in the door in certain areas. Having said that I am working in online marketing right now and I've got this job with my A-Levels and love it.

    If you want to chat more just PM me.
    WOW thankyou very much ... your website is very helpful! Don't suppose you've got any ideas about where I could do some useful work experience in business/marketing this summer!?
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    BAE Systems have various sites around the country if you search them. They're a defence company but take on people from all backgrounds and subjects. There's even a job with one of their sub-companies, Military Air Solutions, where you start after your A Levels but have day release to uni over 5 years. You end up working in a business environment and get a degree too, yet with relatively little concentrated work as it is so spread out. Message me is you want any info. There are many other companies but I'm only suggesting this one because I know more about it .
 
 
 
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