Dropped out in second year, don’t have many regrets in my life but that is one of them. Didn’t give it enough of a chance.
Really wish I’d not gone in terms of the actual degree. Cost a lot of money and has been of zero use to my life. But on the other hand I found a city I ended up living in for nearly 15 years, met my wife and a lot of good friends as a result and had a lot of good times outside of/after university so who knows.
Can you make it a different poll for each uni please?
Because I fucking hated my undergrad degree town. The degree itself was ok, but the place was vapid and full of Hollyoaks wannabes/WAGs.
I did my master’s in Leeds, which was WOOOONNDERFUL.
Dropped out in 4th year
Only really realised much later on that I was massively suffering with mh and it wasn’t just because I’m the laziest person who ever lived
Now studying for an OU degree and determined to finish that
Did a degree in Fine Art. Got a first. It’s served absolutely zero purpose in any further dealings in life. It was fun though.
Best three years of my life by an absolute mile. There’s things I’d do differently ofc and I’ve definitely grown as a person since then, but if I could do it all again I’d do it without a second’s thought.
Actual degree was of somewhat limited value and skills I could have got elsewhere I guess, despite the mountains of debt I don’t regret going in the slightest.
I feel like you could draw a bathtub-type curve to represent how glad I was to have gone to university:
- at the time: absolutely loved it
- first 4-6 years after graduation: felt quite negatively, regretted not having completed something like engineering or something ‘useful’, was working with a bunch of “university of life” types
- since then: have gradually regarded it more and more fondly, thinking that there were a bunch of skills that weren’t explicitly taught through my degree but that have come in really handy, not just in work but in general life.
Wish I’d worked a bit harder, but I turned out alright.
It’s definitely informed my view that education shouldn’t be seen as a series of learning events, but actually a way of learning how to learn (if that makes sense)? I did a maths degree, and while I don’t use the advanced maths I studied, I know how to apply myself to problems, which is definitely helped by having to abstract my brain to prove stuff like Pythagoras’ theorem
Tbf I probably shouldn’t have spent the first 2 years drunk and high as a kite, might have got some work done.
Fucking 59. 60 would have been a 2:1. Mrs F did the same degree years later and got a 2:1 and she just looooooves to remind me.
Only went as a mature student (twice, one MA in 2018 and another that is currently kind of on hold that im not sure if i should complete but its in stages anyway so i am still qualified just as a PGCert so far) and did both online - the first was more because of childcare, the 2nd was because of covid.
Glad i didn’t go when i was younger as would have done the wrong thing and absolutely would have failed. Glad i went later in life but really wanted the classroom experience.
*dropped out of my Masters before the dissertation, so got a PgDip (but paid full whack lol)
Yeah I wish I’d not gone when I was 19, I’d get a lot more out of it now.