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Is it worth going to university for the “uni experience”? watch

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    I certainly wouldn't say so.
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    The guys you describe are the very reason why tuition fees should be raised; it would hopefully put them off going altogether. Because people like that do go, teaching quality for others is inevitably lessened and along with it the value of a 'degree'.
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    (Original post by Geisskane)
    The guys you describe are the very reason why tuition fees should be raised; it would hopefully put them off going altogether. Because people like that do go, teaching quality for others is inevitably lessened and along with it the value of a 'degree'.
    Oh I don't know, I'm sure teachers and nurses trained at new universities at the bottom of the tables have better job prospects than people studying ancient history. If graduate job prospects is a mark of value, then be careful what you say.
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    If they get good marks on their degree, then I think it's better to go to uni than not to.
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    (Original post by L i b)
    I completely disagree. A degree is barely of any importance in comparison to receiving a rounded and universal education, growing as an individual and so forth. That is what universities are there for, not to be some sort of vocational college for job training.
    I agree.

    (Original post by Svenjamin)
    But these days fees are way too high. It's not worth going to uni unless you have a planned career path that requires the degree. Why leave with 15k+ debt for something that won't help achieve your dream job or earn more money than you would without the degree? Experience is regarded much more highly than a qualification in quite a few fields, so working up the ranks is much more worthwhile if it's at all possible.
    I disagree, quite a few well-paying jobs are only open to graduates.
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    Its a split.
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    Apologies to revive an old thread. But this was such a fascinating read.

    I wonder what people's opinions are now that fee's are £9,000?!?!
 
 
 
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