Before I discuss the issue at hand, i just wanted to say, either you go to university or not, it doesn’t matter. what matters is understanding the reason why you’re not going or going. .
Each path have their advantages and disadvantages, both path requires a certain level of discipline, dedication, focus and passion.
I guess this article in some way is for those that are considering not going to university or can’t get into their preferred university because of the recent space issues.
I hope I’m able to show you there is no definite answer to either going to university or not, just a choice that seems right to you.
Ok now to the good stuff.
I’m sure most of you have read the article on BBC reporting that at least 150,000 students are set to miss out on a degree level place in university this year, even though students got a record “A-level” results.
With 27% of entries gaining As or A*s, can i also add that students starting this year are likely to graduate with an average debt of nearly £25,000.
Over half a million students have applied to universities in the UK (660,000 according to figures on the BBC website and in 2009 only 482,000 got places in university)
Why the sudden rise?
Huge number of job losses has prompted parents into re-applying for places at university to get additional qualifications, which means competition for the small amount of jobs available.
Nothing else to do, no jobs, why not apply? At least there is money in it! Student loans = Guaranteed money.
What is the point?
This got me thinking, what is the point of going quickly into the lion’s den? When you could just take your time to think if you will really want to go?
I say save you the stress of dropping out? Or screw it, just start a business?
I guess you could see it as a blessing in disguise, if it all doesn’t work out, you could always apply to go back the following year.
Most people that are unsure about what they want, end up going for the first year and then dropping out, this way at least they get a taste of what the hype is all about.
But then again, what is the point of them all going to university to graduate only to keep searching for jobs?
Why not start early? Give yourself a head-start, instead of spending 3-4 years of time getting a degree that could prove irrelevant to the rest of your life, you could actually spend time doing something you love and enjoy.
Unemployment rate is increasing and instead of creating jobs, most people are too busy trying to get all levels of degree and then what? Hang it on the wall and live with your parents.
Rather than creating jobs most are waiting for employment, so why not be of the few creating jobs?
The opportunity to focus on your business without any stress of coursework or exam weighing over your shoulders, you can actually focus on building a great business or product.
Networking and building contacts can also be useful, especially those through conferences and parties.
Should i just go to the university – The perks! Is it really that important to have a university degree with a debt of over £20,000?
By attending university, we all know after turning up half drunk to lectures; the next best thing is making contacts and useful networks during your time at the university, oh yeah, your degree as well.
Ok, i am not trying to put you off going to the university, far from it, as you know i love the university life.
I mean we have countless numbers of entrepreneurs that have also gone to the university, graduated and then gone onto building successful companies, so what are you really missing on Late night parties
- The independent life
- Getting a degree
- Getting drunk
- Building networks and contacts
- Having the time of your life
- Student loan debt
Ok i agree that sounds amazing! I would be pissed off if i was you as well.
So here is it again:
Some 660,000 students have applied to university in the UK.
Overall there are more places on offer this year, but the numbers are capped and universities face fines for over-recruiting. In 2009, 482,000 students got places.
If you didn’t get in, screw it, start a business now!