I mean could you be successful without going to uni? Is academia the be all and end all? What kind of other things are important in life (regarding employment)
If your parents are Nigerian or from the Indian sub continent, there isnt.
Of course you can, but jobs like that are usually very niche, and very hard to get into.
Yes it is, but only in certain professions. You can still have a very good career without even stepping foot in a university.
i have been brainwashed into thinking there isn't!
Create a business or come up with an idea. People that get high up into businesses without higher education are the ones I respect the most. Alan Sugar 'an all that.
Also there's not really much point in going to uni for careers in IT.
Life is a mickey mouse degree.
I'd say definitely. Life isn't about university at all; and even if we're only focusing on jobs/careers there are plenty that don't require degrees.
Oh my good god. =|
Makes you realise how brainwashed people have become.
Neither of my parents went to university and have good jobs with very good wages, they just took different routes, and I'm pretty sure that they earn quite a lot more than my friends whose parents have degrees.
Fair enough the market is changing and it was different back then, but university is not, and will never be the be all and end all.
What a silly argument.
Life is as full an experience as you make it. University can be a part of it, but it isn't neccessarily a compulsory part of it.
Some of the most successfull people I know have never stepped foot in a university.
I read this story about a kid genius who went to Oxford to study maths at 13 years old turned out to be a hooker later on.
If you're good at something, and know what you want to do with your skills, I think you can be successful.
For example, my uncle never got past GCSEs and now has his own printer company, and is more (financially) successful than my dad and other uncle, who did go to reputable universities.