Going back to University

Going back to University
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#9

But Bearsey the only degree Burger King are interested in is the temperature of the deep fat fryer (& the degree of usage you are getting out of the free WiFi)

:lou_wink:


#10

All depends on whether you want to keep earning and pay as you study or emerse yourself in alcohol and debauchery and have lots of uncomplicated sex with lots of intelligent women … Tough one that … Decisions, decisions…


#11

That was not my experience at university. I must have done it all wrong. :wink:


#12

Better yourself my arse.

more like trying to get balls deep in loads of eighteen year old girls.

mikey is having his first mid life crisis.


#13

You can have mine. Not much call for a BA(hons) in the decorating game.


#14

Originally posted by @Intiniki

Originally posted by @areloa-grandee

All depends on whether you want to keep earning and pay as you study or emerse yourself in alcohol and debauchery and have lots of uncomplicated sex with lots of intelligent women … Tough one that … Decisions, decisions…

That was not my experience at university. I must have done it all wrong. :wink:

Indeed :wink:

Back in 89-93 (4 years of debauchery at Scottish University) you could study that in those days. I met loads of intelligent ladies who would be classified as too rude for even the likes of Bearsy - 'twas truly an education :lou_surprised:


#15

Yeah. I was in same boat as you. Went back for a second go and pissed it all up the wall again. Except I graduated this time.

Glad I did as I need a degree for what I do now (teaching) but if you just want to get educated then there’s plenty of free MOOC at places like: https://www.futurelearn.com/

They won’t get you a degree but are all affiliated to top universities


#16

I didn’t go back to uni but I did start as a ‘mature’ student at 24, I loved it but don’t think I’d put myself through it now with fees and whatnot because I’m a tight bastard.


#17

Not quite the same position as you, but there are some similarities. I’m also thinking of returning to education after a long time in the world of work. I’ve got an interview for a PhD lined up in a couple of weeks. In parallel with that I’ve been doing phone interviews for new jobs and it looks like I’m going to be offered a good job, which would be a step up from the job I already do, which is not a bad job either, so a big decision to make.

I would not recommend studying a degree at the same time as working. I did that with my Masters and had a totally shit social life for nearly 5 years. It started off great but the last couple of years in particular were hellish.

The problem with degrees in the UK in general is that the teaching quality and the course content is fucking atrocious and the fees are criminal, but I guess that’s not so much of a concern for you in Scotland. Then come the end of the degree you find you’ve become a slave to it. You’re now specialised and although that specialism sets you apart, the specialism is only required in a few places. With one of them usually being London.

So you have to make sacrifices. Leave your family, friends and community and sell your soul to a corporation. Only to find that once tax and other costs are taken off your earnings the real benefit you’ve gained from all your hard work is negligible, by which point you’ve sacrificed too much. How can you throw away all those years of hard work and start something new again?


#18

Go abroad before BREXIT fucks that chance - both the Netherlands And Germany offer degree course in English and NO FEES… So as well as quality degrees some variety in culture … And you get to be debauched with foreign lasses :slight_smile:


#19

Originally posted by @StickyWhiteDovePiss

So you have to make sacrifices. Leave your family, friends and community and sell your soul to a corporation. Only to find that once tax and other costs are taken off your earnings the real benefit you’ve gained from all your hard work is negligible, by which point you’ve sacrificed too much. How can you throw away all those years of hard work and start something new again?

And that’s the reality, Mikey. Id do as Dove Piss says…forget uni and get yourself on the game. Young ass like yours comes at a premium.


#20

I would recommend this at Postgraduate Masters level but much trickier to do at Undergraduate level. Free undergraduate courses in English do exist as far as I understand, but they’re far less common and presumably the competition is very strong.


#21

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.


#22

#23

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


#24

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


#25

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


#26

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.


#27

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…


#28

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.