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Is university worth it?

There are lots of reasons why it's worth going to university. Find out why university is still very affordable, regardless of your background or household income. And why you actually shouldn’t worry too much about the costs involved.  

The average cost of studying an undergraduate degree in England is now £9,250 per year, or £27,750 over three years. This amount doesn’t include living costs or accommodation. Clearly, choosing to go to university is a decision which no one should take lightly.  

We still firmly believe that going to university is worth it. University can be a positive, life-changing, transformational experience. That your child will benefit from for the rest of their lives. They'll not only gain a range of advanced skills to make them highly employable. They will also develop the self-confidence they need to unlock their potential and realise their ambitions. 

Why a degree is still the best investment your child can make for their future

  • Having a degree will make your child more employable. On average, 95.5% of our graduates move into employment or further study within six months of graduation.*
  • It will pay off over the course of their career. According to recent research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Graduates earn on average 20% more than non-graduates during their working life
  • A degree can lead to a much wider range of careers. Many desirable professions including; engineering, law, policing and the medical profession, require applicants to have a degree. Many graduates end up working in a different area from the course they studied. Because a degree equips them with an array of impressive skills that are valued by employers and applicable to a wide range of careers. Including the ability to think analytically, be creative, undertake complex research, and communicate effectively.
  • University offers incredible opportunities for students to meet and make friends with people from all over the world. Expanding their social circle, experiencing other cultures, discovering new hobbies and interests. They may have opportunities to connect with prospective employers, gain industry experience and travel overseas. While learning from teaching staff who are experts in their fields. And work alongside students who share their ambitions and enthusiasm. For many it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience which is not to be missed!.

*Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2018.
+GOV.UK website, published 29 February 2020.

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