If you could enter your desired profession without a degree, would you still go to university or college simply because you love the subject?
This is a question that I have asked myself, especially since yesterday’s post got me thinking about what our perception of education is. As we know, university degrees have been taking some stick in the news and perhaps rightly. The extortionate amount of costs has led to people asking is there any other alternative?
Sure, there are internships but some careers are better suited to such a system than others. If I wanted to become a teacher, I simply would not be able to without going through four years (and over £36,000) worth of university education.
Don’t do it for the money, is what people say but that seems a bit odd when the whole point of going to university is advertised as it will am llow you to earn more in later life.
So if you could enter your profession without university, would you? I like English and I would like to become a successful journalist or a teacher or even an author but if I could have a shot at doing all of those things without going to university then I certainly would choose that option.