In this essay I’m going to analyse and interpret people’s attitude towards university and if it’s worth going. Are there any other options that might suit the person and their careers? Based on facts and information that are parsimonious obtainable on the internet, newspapers and other factual guides I will explain the primary positive and primary negative aspects of university. Many pressures in society and common opinion may sway people to thinking going to university is the only way to progress but are there better less cost effective options available.
Facts and information:
An article in the Guardian shows that a growing number of universities plan to charge £9,000 which is the maximum possible and minimum of £6,000 per year which means for many young people a bare minimum debt of £18,000. This debt could be hard to pay off unless you learn skills and archive qualifications that are in high demand so you’re almost guaranteed work when you finish your degree.
Vehemence towards these tuition fees is very noticeable because of protests and demonstrations against them have taken place from reports via the Telegraph. A demonstration against tuition fees by tens of thousands of students and lecturers descended into violence when a group of protesters smashed their way into the headquarters of the Conservative party.
On a more positive note going to university can give you the chance to have lots of fun at a prime time in your life for three whole years. Partying and sharing rented accommodation can sound quite appealing to most young people and learners alike. Making new friends and moving away from home could be a life changing experience. Quickly becoming more mature, self sufficient and experienced. Along with this you’ll become a more able person with better all-round skills and an advanced specialism in your chosen subject. An online source listed in the references shows that your qualification will give you a jump start into the world of employment and will open many doors - not only at graduation, but for the rest of your career. Online source - REAL UNI.
In contrast there is no guarantee that all this studying will lead to a job in this volatile environment. The UK jobless total climbs to 2.53 million and youth unemployment at record levels are attractive to look at. A quote from the Guardian “Youth unemployment has hit a record high, fanning fears that Britain's young people could become a "lost generation" who cannot find work despite the recession ending a year ago.” Given the majority of young people are already in employment before they go to university, is it really worth the risk of losing a job to lumber yourself with debts and no real promise of a well paid job at the end of it all.
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