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Uni or Work? Whos going where?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited March 27 in Work & Study
Yo to ya all,

Just wonder ing where everyone is going come Aug/Sept? I got me uni places but i've decided to get job instead cos' i'm fed up with that education bullcrap, 6th form did my head in really bad. So know im free and prob going to work in Pizza Hut for a long while...... but im happy... and thats important right??????

Bopz:crazyeyes
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, happiness is important, though most people need money to buy it (despite what the old saying goes)! I want to go to Kingston Uni and study Accounting and Finance. Must admit studying's a bit of a chore and a bore, but it's probably the best option and I get a work placement in the third year, which is useful. I guess education does do your head in after a while, but I think I can just about manage another four years. At least I won't have to run up any debt because I'll be commuting. What unis were you planning to go to?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OMG, this topic is on the front page of TheSite under hot topics! :cool:
    Well I got offers from:
    Cardiff,
    Sothampton
    Lancaster
    Portsmoth

    Cardiff bein me first choice but I spoke to my manager yestersday and he wants me to go on some training cource to be the support manager. So it looks like I aint going to uni... Well everything happens for a reason.

    Bopz
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i wasn't going to go to uni, was gonna get a job instead.

    but i'm SO glad i ended up going.

    it's not just the education, you'll be missing out on all the socialising, clubs, meeting people, living in halls, arsing around, staying in bed til 3pm.

    it's a life experience.
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    White NoiseWhite Noise Posts: 624 Incredible Poster
    Originally posted by legal junkie
    i wasn't going to go to uni, was gonna get a job instead.

    but i'm SO glad i ended up going.

    it's not just the education, you'll be missing out on all the socialising, clubs, meeting people, living in halls, arsing around, staying in bed til 3pm.

    it's a life experience.

    so true, i've spent the last two years having the time of my life. getting really worried about joining the real world now... :nervous:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah i think uni is a good way to postpone joining the working world, plus as said previously is definitely worth the experience.....and only 1 more year and i get to work 9 months in australia for my industry year before finishing my degree, not bad indeed...of course learning is a bit of a chore but im finding my degree pretty reasonable so far i.e. i've done sod all and got a 2.1 for the first year, doesnt count of course....the plan is to get a higher paid job with a degree and therefore slumming it for 3 years makes it all worthwhile....not getting a job anytime soon mind, not looking forward to paying all that debt off, shouldnt be too bad....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    MMMMMMM.... Sure Uni can be fun... otherwise not so many people would do it, but i suppose its time to cash in me cards with education. If nothing had come up over the next few weeks I probably would be heading to Wales, but something fun did appear so i'm going to do that. (Like I sed)

    The best thing is that my A-Level results are now irrelevant so I now care even less, but most people are still Shitin bricks. Also it seems a lot of people from my 6th form have a very weird attitude, "If i don't get into uni its a year wasted" Well only if ya sit on ya arse watching TV, and if you wanna watch TV its not really wasted is it? strangness, I really don't understand them at all.....

    Bopz
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :hyper: from september till feb im doing work experience in a hospital and then in feb im going to uni :hyper: i cant wait!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree that uni is a life experience, but so is not going to university.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was sick to the back teeth of studying and exams etc, so I started looking for a full-time job back in March ready for when I'd finished my A-Levels. I got a job and started 2 days after my last A-Level lol, so I ain't even going to have a holiday:lol: but at least I'm earning stacks of cash hehe.

    And if I do decide to go back to studying, I'll have the money to fund it all.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Uni might be a life experience - but it isn't one that some people, including myself, want to take part in.

    I've just finished my first year at college, and I can't stand it. I've had enough of education, and the only reason I'm staying on is because I'm under threat from my Dad :p

    But, when I leave college, I want to go into Retail Management... I end up with an NVQ level 4 which is supposed to be the equivalent to a basic degree - and I get paid for doing it.

    I'd go to uni, except I'd take advantage of the 'fun' side of it and so my 'work' side would suffer, I know what I'm like :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd go to uni, except I'd take advantage of the 'fun' side of it and so my 'work' side would suffer, I know what I'm like

    So true, i'd end up gettin recked all the time and never do any work. 6th form was a nightmare with a hangover, so doin a Uni cource would nearly kill me i thinks....


    Bopz
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree, being happy is the most important thing. But, do you want to stay at Pizza hut forever?

    I've just finished my 2nd year of college, so...in theory, I should be off to uni but I'm doing a 3rd yr at college :nervous:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well not forever, but then nothing stays the same for ever. I'm doing it because I like it so much and it beasts more education easily. As soon as I dont like i will do something else. I don't plan on doing it FOREVER, maybe just for a few years or summink. But i'd rather do this than sitting in a class room. Also the type of people are really differant. 6th form on the main was full of academicieeee (sp) people, and well pizza hut is full of the madest people ever.

    And also I like my life now, I dont do many early mornings, I like working at night rather than early in the day and i get differant days off each week.

    Bopz
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lucifer devil
    I agree, being happy is the most important thing. But, do you want to stay at Pizza hut forever?

    Not going to uni doesn't mean you'll end up with a shit job.
    Personally, I'm undecided as to whether or not I'd like to go to uni, but a fear of working in Pizza hut forevermore does not really sway me into a 3-year degree that I may or may not enjoy.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    At least going to uni lets you move away from your parents. Most people have guaranteed accomodation and unis have support services for people moving out in the second year, etc.

    It must be so hard moving out if you don't go to uni - or are you planning on living with your parents whilst working at Pizza Hut...?

    I'd be scared of spending all my money renting a box somewhere - buying a house of my own would just become a distant dream...! At least with a degree it's easier to get into a more highly paid job more quickly than with A-levels.
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