Why I’m going to University

For me, the date is September 14th. It’ll probably be one of the most nerve-racking Sundays of my life; moving in with five other people who I’ve never met in a new place, relatively far away from home. At first, University seems like a very daunting prospect, even if you do get the grades. Initially it seems like an utter nightmare for even the slightly socially anxious, and when piled up alongside an endlessly shrinking job market and the idea of foreshadowed, permanent debt, looking for an apprenticeship or going straight into some form of work seem like completely viable,…

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Five Ways to “Get Rich Quick!”

Every student has this problem. You’ve reached the end of your student loan, and your bank account is looking pretty thirsty at £3.74. So how can you make money without giving up too much of your time to a part-time job? Here are some great sites which can provide you with the opportunities to make some fast cash. 1. Music Magpie Music Magpie gives you cash for all your old CDs, DVDs, games, clothes and tech. All you have to do is enter the barcode, or the brand, and they will tell you how much it’s all worth. Once you’ve uploaded all…

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Is University Worth It?

With all the controversy over the recent change in student fees, the obvious con to attending university is starting adult life with a possible debt of £27,000. This is a daunting thought, but are the fees really as bad as they seem? As a first year student at Leeds Metropolitan, I will give my perspective on university life and answer the question many young adults who are considering going to university, are now asking themselves, ‘is it worth it?’ Before I begin, I will say that university life is not for everyone. As well as a lot of drunken nights…

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