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I applied to study Politics & International Relations at uni this year but I'm debating to actually go or not. I want to work for the civil service, any governmental positions or possibly for NGOs. Is there any way that I can get into any of these positions aside from getting a degree. I don't want to be in any debt. I don't have that much experience in any of these areas but if I did get relevant experience would I be accepted or is uni the only way for me to get into these fields?
Please any advice would be appreciated!
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Nowadays if you want to work in politics/government, an undergraduate degree is expected, and a masters is recommended. I just graduated with a BA in International Relations and it is necessary to work in Civil Service but you don't have to study only social science-based subjects to work in the government/non-profit sector. They also need engineers, lawyers, economists, PR/Marketing graduates as well. It really depends on your passion and skills. If you don't want to spend a lot of money on your degree, find a more affordable uni, preferably close to home (because trains are expensive) and in a small town/city, definitely avoid big cities like London at all costs. If you're starting this September and have the option to study remotely then do that instead of taking on a student accommodation. University is more than just lectures and your degree, it's a great place to grow personally, meet people (friends and for networking), make mistakes, gain volunteering and work opportunities, and also become more independent. So try to see it as a positive thing rather than only as a going into debt thing.
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I think that kind of thing would probably require a degree. Remember the debt is pretty much like an extra tax, and you only have to pay it when you're able to. If you're not able, it'll be wiped off after 30 years or so.
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