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My University Experience

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In the interests of keeping this post upbeat and not drag on too long, I’ll try to be brief today! So I’ve wanted to write a little post about my university experience for a while now. It’s something I’ve seen a lot of bloggers do and I feel like there’s a lot of debate around further education. It’s been nearly 3 years since I graduated which makes it easier to look back and talk about what I learnt from it all.

So I may have mention previously that I actually quit uni twice before finally completing my degree which probably reveals a lot. When I did get through my degree it was in Fashion at Newcastle College and I came out with a 2.1. I’ve got to say by the end of the three years my heart just wasn’t in it and I just wanted the whole thing to be over with so I could start working instead. To be completely transparent, I spent the whole time unsure I’d made the right decision and worried about my future- which was pretty depressing!

It’s not that I wasn’t academic or creative or even that I wasn’t interested in the subject I was studying. I just honestly think that University isn’t for everyone. When I left school I think there was a lot more pressure on young people to ‘get an education’ and that University was the only path into a ‘good’ job. As I’m way past my school days now, I can’t say for certain but its seems like the rise in fees and lack of graduate jobs has relaxed that attitude a little now.

For me, I reckon those years would have been better spent gaining experience in the real working world. I also wish I’d used my spare time more wisely- doing placements or creative projects or even just keeping a blog. I totally understand that for some careers University is the only way but for others maybe that time and money could be spent better elsewhere? At 18, I  feel like I was too young and inexperienced to decide what I wanted to do too. Although that doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone!

Let me know what you think… Did you have a positive or negative experience with further education?

Love Eleanor x

5 Comments

  1. Lyn Lyn

    I bloody love you Eleanor ❤
    You’ve had some right tough times and you’ve proved yourself to be the finest of young women and I’m proud to be your Auntie
    Lots of love
    Lyn xxxx

  2. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your time in Uni! The system is definitely not fro everyone, and it’s a shame that it’s how society measures if people are “smart” or “intelligent” enough. So many amazing people just don’t fit in at Uni, and are still pressured to go through it, while they could be doing incredible things with that time. x Alona

    gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

  3. It’s a shame you didn’t fall in love with uni! I chose not to go simply because I don’t like a school environment but I agree that at 18, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  4. Louise Louise

    That’s a shame you didn’t enjoy your University experience! It’s definitely true that schools/parents a lot of the time push people into further education but it doesn’t suit everyone! XX

    The Fashion Road

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