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University Degrees ‘Irrelevant’ To Big Employers

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Ok, this story is about Australia, but I imagine the same will apply shortly in the UK. The banks are not going to like students foregoing debt.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/careers/university-degrees-irrelevant-to-big-employers/news-story/8a0340dd2b8e70e35b8ce3302c8d0cc5

On the subject of degrees; well, most of them are a complete waste of time... with traditional vocational degrees for science, physics, medicine, law, mathematics, engineering, and some of the social sciences all excluded. You know, the topics that have an effect on humanity, our world, and the known universe.

That just about does away with 70% of the fluff offered at 'degree' level in all contemporary university prospectus.

Same goes for a given course syllabus. You can write off about half of that as just going through the motions to keep bums in seats.

Just about every industry will train you to perform in their given fields of specialisation, so why bother to pay for the privilege?

The Academia-Industrial-Complex has left millions of young people disillusioned. Trained in nothing more than compliance, conformity, and in serious debt.

Time for revolution?

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On the subject of degrees; well, most of them are a complete waste of time... with traditional vocational degrees for science, physics, medicine, law, mathematics, engineering, and some of the social sciences all excluded. You know, the topics that have an effect on humanity, our world, and the known universe.

That just about does away with 70% of the fluff offered at 'degree' level in all contemporary university prospectus.

Same goes for a given course syllabus. You can write off about half of that as just going through the motions to keep bums in seats.

Just about every industry will train you to perform in their given fields of specialisation, so why bother to pay for the privilege?

The Academia-Industrial-Complex has left millions of young people disillusioned. Trained in nothing more than compliance, conformity, and in serious debt.

Time for revolution?

All I can say is that the cost and risk of the degree should be split 3 ways - student, Uni/lecturers and government.

There are too many places promsing $$$ for degrees that are worthless.

No problem with people doing it as a hobby but do not lie about some being lucrative.

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