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What Are The Advantages Of A University Education?

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Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
The answers to this question used to be a lot more obvious than they are today. Rising costs for study and accommodation, bigger classes and, of course, more competition for jobs etc from other graduates, make the benefits perhaps less clear-cut than they were 10 or 15 years ago.

Nevertheless, there are still benefits in plenty. Over a lifetime a graduate will still normally earn more than a non-graduate. In 2005 the figure was put at about £150,000 more for a graduate than someone with one or two A levels - less than in the past, but still substantial (though fees and debts have to be deducted.)

And while there may be more graduates then ever before, there are still plenty of jobs - and those often the most interesting ones - where employers will only consider your application if you have at least a first degree.

The main benefit comes from the experience itself. Once you have shown the commitment, intelligence, communication and study skills needed for a degree, you should be able to turn your hand to lots of things. You will also have had the experience of student life, which is well worth it.
Manoranjan Paikaray Profile
Studying at university is the right practice to enhance knowledge and skill. A regular course at university is better than correspondence course. A university has a vast infrastructure like library etc. where one can get any reference. Another important aspect of studying at a university is that any problems you encounter can be solved through your professor/reader.
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Mark Westbrook answered
There are many advantages of a university-level education, whether that be the traditional academic education, or a more specialised training that exists and is provided at university level within the Higher Education sector. Once upon a time, people thought that a University education would better people, but unfortunately it doesn't do it by itself, people have to work hard and young people these days aren't used to that.

A traditional university education teaches one to work with dedication and commitment towards the goal of learning and achieving. A serious degree of self mastery is involved in this process as well as the traditional subject learning plus skills of essay writing, researching, forming an argument, development of vocabulary, skills and knowledges.

Of course over and above all of this, there is a social education that occurs, a maturation process, a growth to adulthood and that state's wonders and woes. Learning to work and live with others is an important life skill that is learned.

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