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what did you do instead? are you doing anything vaguely interesting? are you glad you didn't go?
Thought would go, then for some reason instead of doing A levels, did GNVQ in business and ended up working in small office, then the call centre world, kinda regret but I'd had it with studying in a way
as, well - most only pay it back £5 a month or something. a lot of jobs will only take you if you have a degree. some don't care. at the end of the day, getting a degree can only be a positive thing. most of the people i know that dropped out of uni or didn't go - don't have a job equal to that that i have, and are in a worse off position. ALSO, in general, if two people with roughly the same experience go for the same job, one has a degree, one hasn't - who'll get the chop? there's nothing wrong with getting a degree, i don't like the attitude that it doesn't matter, and that you'll be *just* as well off without one because, i truly believe you won't. be it job wise or even just life experience wise. but, obviously this is not the case for everyone, and i am generalising.
Of course there are examples of situations where people with/without degrees are in exactly the same job but clearly someone with a degree will be looked on more favourably than someone without in terms of job suitability. I'm bored of listening to people who didn't go to uni persuade me (themselves) that not going to uni is so much better. Of course it is for some people but when these people willfully ignore all the positives of uni in their arguments it is clear they have an agenda.
it depends on the individual).
are you doing anything interesting?
kind of regret it?
no. and no.
because there wasn't anything that interested me. Even though I moan about my job it is actually pretty good and has set me up on good career path.
and kind of.
to my job, but I wouldn't have my job if I didn't have a degree. I do think that working in an office part time whilst studying helped me land a job straight out of uni though.
went to college for 3 months after school, left there and went to 6th form because there was a girl there that fancied me. Left there after 3 months because it was a dispicable place akin to Hades, and turned my Saturday job at the toy shop into a part-time job.
Long story short, I've got a very good job now and couldn't possibly be any further along the career ladder if I had gone to university. I wouldn't do anything differently, but then higher education suits some and not others. You've just got to do what you want as opposed to what is expected of you
bloody did fancy me, her mate told me so.
you are one cool cat.
I was waiting for someone to notice that
but walked out, went back to uni a few years ago and blew it. So I have no post-school qualifications apart from an ECDL. I travel the world taking photos of bands and meeting interesting people. So go to uni kids or it's a fate worse than death. I'm actually not glad I didn't go, I regret not giving my brain the exercise it deserved
but I certainly didn't exercise my brain, it was an exercise in getting fat and drinking stamina. Very enjoyable.
You could get into my career without a degree quite easily but it would take longer to progress and you'd start with shit money.
Result? Well, I'm interviewing someone who graduated the year before I would've, for a more junior role, this week. So I'm happy my career's "on track"
I regret going to university.
I'm doing a boring job I don't want, just to pay back the huge debts incurred getting the qualifications needed to get the job. I do waitressing part time (have done for 10 years now) to ease the financial burden and actually love it, it is exactly the opposite culture of an office. I think if I had my time again I would sack off the uni idea and get into restaurant management or worked up from the bottom to get into events management.
My school pushed me because I was academic and I let them because I didn't think I had a choice.
it was intresting, and fun, and i got to get drunk a lot.
however, most of the people there were twats. I met, like, three people i liked at uni in four years.
now i work, and going to uni didnt help me. it's not interesing, but i get to have fun and have money to get drunk. and most of the people are, well, quite nice really.
obviously my thoughts on the merits of that post seeped through into the text...
and i've never really regretted not going. in fact, interacting with other students just further reinforced this.
but this all due to me, as i don't think i would find any job particularly interesting.
though i might still go. i didn't go cos i had a cool job. which is still cool. maybe i'll go when it stops being cool. i'm not sure.
didn't go, wish I did. But I tend to get bored easily so who knows if I would have stuck with it. I'd have liked to have studied fine art, but then I may have ended up in an office after anyway!
scraped through a HND, and then failed the top-up year to get a degree.
I have a job that i like now, but it's nothing connected to my course.
I think basically you should only go to Uni if it's something you really really want to do.
Left for the job I'm in now, which is brilliant & unexpected, and I doubt a degree could have trained me for it. I kinda fell into it by accident [one incident sparked an opportunity, sparked another, til I got offered a job. Yay.]
Uni was good inasmuch as I learned things, read books, developed ideas, etc, that I wouldn't have without the experience, but it was a long and drawn-out experience that I'm not sorry to see the back of. I wanted a much more academic experience than I got, but the courses I wanted to study weren't available at more academic universities.