This is something I have been wondering since I graduated. University life was filled with ups and downs. I loved the course but I did struggle with it a lot. I’m still surprised now that I passed. Students are now being charged £9000 a year to study. I suppose when I was in college you have to grow up very quickly and plan out your future. I was if-ing and err-ing on 2 different paths; writer or teacher? I tried for the primary education path but my nerves and lack of experience let me down, so I decided to do something else, something I had wanted to do the moment I picked up Harry Potter when I was 12. I studied creative writing.
When I got there I knew I didn’t fit in. The girls I lived with in halls were loud, disruptive, bitchy and more interested in sleep and partying then studying. The course was an eye opener. I have a reputation for being weird and people generally don’t seem to like that, so I stayed quiet. I didn’t like my writing workshop as I always thought it was crap (and looking back it was) but I made some friends on the course that I ended up living with. I also got a part time job which affected my studies and again, I stayed quiet. I enjoyed my job back http://www.mindanews.com/buy-inderal/ then but I do wish I made more of an effort to make friends and go out more. Some of the people there seemed intimidating so I tried to keep out of their way as I am not a fan of confrontation.
I learnt a lot about people during my time at University. People knew that I was quiet so they found me an easy target. Someone to blame. People will take advantage of that and they still do now. I ended up moving out of halls five weeks early in first year and I saw peoples true colours in my second year which led me to move out of the house I shared (big mistake). The worst year, however, was year three, which I am still paying for now after moving out of the house in January.
I have learnt a lot from University life as well as studying for my degree; who I can trust, my strengths and weaknesses, who I prefer to live with and what kind of a person I am. But I am still unsure over what to do next. Masters? Move away? Get the dream job? To some people the answer is easy but I’m unsure over which path to take first.
So to answer the question; is university worth it? Yes. You’ll learn more in 3 years about yourself than you have in your whole life previously.