Going back to University

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hoofinruth posted this 30 August 2016

Originally posted by StickyWhiteDovePiss

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jul/23/erasmus-scheme-exclude-british-students-brexit

 If true this will be such a shame.  My son spent six months at Athens University under the Erasmus scheme and, as well as great fun, he found the experience well worthwhile

StickyWhiteDovePiss posted this 30 August 2016

If you do end up in politics, I would like to kindly request that you unfuck everything up please.

Cobham Saint posted this 30 August 2016

Originally posted by SuperMikey

A few of the courses i'm looking at offer a year abroad as part of Erasmus - another big reason why i'm leaning towards studying again as I would love to live abroad for a time but was worried about what I would do for work if I moved elsewhere without having a "base" as such.

 As Fatso said, get on the game and rent out that young ass of yours...

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gavstar posted this 30 August 2016

Originally posted by SuperMikey

A few of the courses i'm looking at offer a year abroad as part of Erasmus - another big reason why i'm leaning towards studying again as I would love to live abroad for a time but was worried about what I would do for work if I moved elsewhere without having a "base" as such.

 From my experience of going to uni 'late', the best thing was that I had picked a course that I was genuinely passionate about and not a course that matched up to my grades.  I had no clue what I wanted to do when I was a teenager, and because I had the benefit of working for a few years in jobs I hated making the decision to 'better myself' was the best thing I ever did.  

Ask yourself this, 'Can I see myself doing my current job forever?'  If the answer is no, ask yourself 'Are there are any jobs that I'd love that don't need a degree?'  If the answer to this question is also no, and if you are genuinely interested in these courses and you can tick a box of living abroad I say go for it.  Like SOS said you can always ditch it if you hate it.

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Saintfully posted this 30 August 2016

Went back to do Biology degree at 27 after pissing up the wall a Humanities degree (having realised it was a fucking pointless degree anyway). Loved Biology and went on to do PhD and post doc work etc. Then went to Uni for a third time to become a teacher and I'm now being punished for being such a workshy cunt for 20 years (actually do enjoy job though really). Advice? Only do it in UK if you're gonna get a 1st - otherwise it's not worth it; even with a 1st, most opportunities are effectively restricted to privately educated and connected students who are already 5 years in front of you in the queue. It's a bummer... 

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Kingdom Come posted this 31 August 2016

I was in exactly the same position as you.

I started an electronics degree straight from school and wasted 2 years. Fannied around for a while and found myself at 24 with no idea how I'd got there. So with the support of a very understanding gf, I went back and did a law degree at university of glasgow, then my post grad legal practice diploma, then got a job as a trainee solicitor.

It really was a tough choice to go back but I figured it would be better to give it a go and quit if I really didn't like it than to rue what might have been. It also gave me a huge amount of self esteem that I'd been missing. I felt like I'd let everyone down by dropping out, but that's maybe just my external ego playing tricks.

In the end I quit the traineeship and got work that I could have got without the degree but it gave me much more than just a few letters at the end of my name.

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