In the toilets of the student union bar, somebody had written on the paper towel dispenser ‘Peace Studies degree – please take one’.
That’s what they thought my uni course was worth! Ros and Mark were teasing me about it too in the WHYS meeting yesterday.
By the way, I’m Claudia from the WHYS team and you’ll be able to find out more about me when I post my intro on the ‘Meet the team’ section later this week.
So not everyone thinks my degree was valuable, but in these difficult times with more unemployed graduates and higher fees leaving more students in debt, is it worth doing a university degree?
Some are questioning the usefulness of grad degrees too. And business tycoon Donald Trump, thinks experience is better than education.
Like John comments, I chose my degree subject because I was interested in it, but as Michi says most people don’t have that luxury.
And if it’s a choice between hospital beds and sending people to university, is higher education a luxury society can afford? This blogger doesn’t seem to think so, especially for worthless ‘mickey mouse’ subjects. Hmm, wonder what she’d make of Peace Studies…