Based on what you currently know about your course, will it be worth the money?

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Online classes, fewer or no practical lessons, fewer societies and sporting events, and limited facilities. Is all of this worth £9,250?
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Online classes, fewer or no practical lessons, fewer societies and sporting events, and limited facilities. Is all of this worth £9,250?
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Can I ask why?
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Can I ask why?
Because it will still lead to whatever qualifications you are trying to obtain in the first place.

You could take a gap year, but it'll be opportunity costs lost due to you getting your qualifications a year late.
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In my opinion, it isn't worth the same amount of money as in previous years. It clearly is a lesser experience so why shouldn't we pay a lower amount?
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No. I basically had no second year due to the strikes and virus. My year abroad this year is completely messed up due to the virus (I do languages so the YA is a big part of the degree). God knows what fourth year will be like.

I just can't wait to graduate at this point.
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Cost of going to uni and to a private school is too expensive in England anyway.
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(Original post by Lightning720)
Online classes, fewer or no practical lessons, fewer societies and sporting events, and limited facilities. Is all of this worth £9,250?
Honestly yeah, I like independent studying anyway and have been doing most of that last year

Barely went to societies and sporting events. So doesn’t make much of a difference for my introverted self lol
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No. I basically had no second year due to the strikes and virus. My year abroad this year is completely messed up due to the virus (I do languages so the YA is a big part of the degree). God knows what fourth year will be like.

I just can't wait to graduate at this point.
Ah yeah with the strikes it’s a massive pain. We haven’t gone through most of the material and I also barely got a proper uni year.

I forgot about the twofold effect of the virus and strikes. They really should sort the latter out
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Honestly yeah, I like independent studying anyway and have been doing most of that last year

Barely went to societies and sporting events. So doesn’t make much of a difference for my introverted self lol
At least you had a choice for some of the previous year. We basically have no choice but to spend most of our time in our accommodation.
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At least you had a choice for some of the previous year. We basically have no choice but to spend most of our time in our accommodation.
Really? What about libraries and that? Also closed?
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Really? What about libraries and that? Also closed?
You can't browse in the library, only online. You must then wait 2 days to get the book using a click and collect service. You can also use the library to study but there are only around 80 study spaces that you must book online. There are also only two times during each weekday in which you can book the library for and none during the weekend. It clearly isn't the same service as normal.
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It's difficult to say I'm paying £9.25k when I'm not and probably never will pay it all.

Regardless - want to go into research, need a degree, so even if I felt like it wasn't worth it (which I certainly don't because I love my subject) it's not like there's an alternative.
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Given that my degree is worth a huge amount more than £9,250 per year, yes it would still be worth it.

This single year will be worth less than previous years of course, but looking at it holistically in terms of the degree and career that results at the end of the day, it’s still worth it.
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Depends how you look at it.
If you're paying just to get the degree then yes, it makes no difference the method you get taught it. However, if you view university as more about the experience then it most certainly is not - you can do entirely online degrees for less money.
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I like the online classes and as for the rest well, I don't go to university for that shite anyway
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(Original post by 1st superstar)
Cost of going to uni and to a private school is too expensive in England anyway.
Both are a choice...

To everyone saying no, why did you bother applying?
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Both are a choice...

To everyone saying no, why did you bother applying?
People didn't know that there would be strikes and a pandemic... Even if going to uni is a choice the cost of going to university in other European countries is cheaper (e.g in France it's FREE) but I agree that going to uni should be in order to get to your dream career not to get drunk, party etc. Said this many times before but there are other ways to get drunk, socialise, party become independent without attending an institution that costs £6K-£60 to attend.
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People didn't know that there would be strikes and a pandemic...
That is true, applying was the wrong word to use. I meant why didn't people defer or turn down their offer? I understand not turning down an offer for something like medicine, or if you have an offer at Oxbridge, but for most people, surely reapplying next year is an option?
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That is true, applying was the wrong word to use. I meant why didn't people defer or turn down their offer? I understand not turning down an offer for something like medicine, or if you have an offer at Oxbridge, but for most people, surely reapplying next year is an option?
Because what else is there to do? We all know there is a major issue with jobs at the moment and it isn't exactly easy (or cheap) to travel.
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