Should I go to University or get a job?

The decisions that you make at 18 will probably be among the most momentous of your lifetime. And when you’ve completed your A-levels, the really big decision is whether to go to university or to get a job. There’s nothing new in this debate – school leavers have been talking about it for generations. But changes to the way that university tuition is funded plus huge shifts in Britain’s occupational patterns mean that the answer is nowhere near as straightforward as it used to be. The benefits of higher education Carrying on with study once you reach 18 has never been more popular with more than 415,000 students accepted onto degree courses by Britain’s universities and colleges last year. Holding a degree continues to offer the prospect of higher rates of pay than for those who never go to university. Figures from jobs website Adzuna, which analysed more than 1,000,000 vacancies in 2015, found that those with a degree looking for work were likely to earn up to £12,000 a ye


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