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    • donny jim
    • By donny jim 11th Oct 17, 9:43 AM
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    Is uni worth it.
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:43 AM
    Is uni worth it. 11th Oct 17 at 9:43 AM
    I didn't vote on your uni question, as I think it also depends on the course, but even with a top university course I think there is a lot of luck involved. I think the best way is when an employer pays your university fees.
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    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 11th Oct 17, 10:08 AM
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    Hardly any employers pay graduate courses....
    • Lingua
    • By Lingua 11th Oct 17, 10:56 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:56 AM
    There's another thread with this exact same discussion.

    It's not luck if you go to a top-20 university, get a solid degree, and find a graduate role for the day you finish. That's called success, and it's found by hard work.

    As for tuition fees, they're irrelevant for anyone who uses Student Loans, because as Martin outlines in the MSE page on university tuition: your repayment is based on your income, not debt owed. If you owe 10'000 and earn 22'000, you pay back 90 a year. If you owe 1 million you pay back ... 90 a year.

    Degrees are also required for many mid and high-level jobs (particularly those in STEM fields), so provide the access route to those careers and their often higher salaries.

    Clearly certain degrees are valued more than others, as are some universities, but that's the way the system works. So yes, certain degrees might not be worth it, but a degree in any subject field shows dedication and ability.

    Last edited by Lingua; 11-10-2017 at 11:00 AM. Reason: additional info
    Long-Term Goal: 23'000 / 40'000 mortgage downpayment (2020)
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