University degrees traditionally have been promoted as being the best route to take to get a good professional job with a great salary. However, with nearly half of all young people going on to pursue higher education now, graduates are having to compete in a market that is increasingly crowded. A recent survey showed that one in ten employers now consider degrees to be ‘pointless.’ Over 40 per cent stated they value relevant experience and vocational qualifications over a degree.
So with increasing tuition fees, is going to university still worth it?
Lucy Tobin, who wrote the book A Guide To Uni Life, say that young people are increasingly questioning if university education still is valuable. She says that attitudes towards degrees have changed dramatically over the last couple of decades, going from being a luxury to now being a necessity. However, that could reverse again, if degrees continue to … Read more