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I don't know if I should go to University, but I think I need a degree in today's society/job market..Advice?

Okay, so I live in England and because of the rise in tuition fees, I'm thinking it's not such a great idea to go to University. But then I am unemployed and isn't much happening in terms of job availability, so what do I do? My dad has said he would help towards paying for an "access course" which is basically an intensive 1 year course that is designed for people without formal qualifications, I.e. A levels, so they can get entry into University. I really don't know what to do, because 2 weeks have already gone from this course already because I've been having trouble finding the funding for it. So now I have to pay monthly instalments from £1400 and it works out expensive if I haven't got the money, even though my dad said he'd help me towards the funding. I haven't got a super clear view of what I want to study, I wanted to study International Relations, but now I'm not sure if I should. I'm 23 years old and want to start sorting out a decent career for myself, but I really don't know whether I should go to Uni or not. Any advice guys? Thing is, while I know a lot of people my own age who are going to University this year and know what they want to study, I'm not sure at all what I want. It's really depressing/frustrating, because I want to have a clear view on a career but, at the moment I'm really not sure. @ Aron - Yeah, but that is Engineering. I don't want to be an engineer or a trades person, therefore I will not be doing an apprenticeship. As long as I have a decent career by the time I'm 30, I don't care about the other stuff. If you're a trades person, then take an apprenticeship, but a trade isn't for me. It doesn't interest me in the slightest.

Asked By: Victor - 9/26/2011
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I think this is a good time to go to university or do some other kind of higher degree, unless you already have skills that are in demand and years of work experience then it is very tough getting any job... More
Answered By: Vlad - 9/26/2011
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I'm sorry to say this but getting a job early on will always be better then qualifications from a class room . I went to uni studying engineering and by the time I got into a job I was 24 and there where boys 18 years old there who joined up at 16 who had more experience and knowledge than I gained in 6 years. Having... More
Answered By: aron - 9/26/2011
 
Your course is quite expensive for an access course. You could have done this course at a further education course for less. You tend to be more worried about the course fee so speak to dad and give him the bill for your course and tell him to pay the bill as this is the main source of your anxiety. You also need to... More
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