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    I dont think going to Uni will neccesarily mean you earn more $$. But sometimes it's neccesary to get the job you want. I am a teacher & on a full time wage, would earn less than 10k more than DH who didnt finish high school. But I love the job so much, so for that, uni was worth it.

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    It's important for me that my children get a qualification...but uni isn't essential. My DH has a TAFE diploma, I have a university degree...DH earns almost double what I do.
    I will encourage my kids to do what they love, and to back it up with some sort of qualification. I never want my kids to think that the HSC is the be all and end all. Neither DH or I finished highschool, but we still have successful careers.

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    I went to Uni and hubby didn't, he went to TAFE. I chose my degree with a career in mind, he didn't with his course and fell into what he does through moving up through the ranks in his company. He could have got his first and subsequent roles with the company without his TAFE course. He's smarter than me but we both excel in what we do. He earns about $10k more than me which on our salaries isn't a big difference. So really, I think it depends on the career the person wants, or at least where they want to start their career (because you may study for 1 career and be happy there for 10 years then naturally progress into a different career).

    I will encourage my kids to be happy and successful, whatever that may entail. Job and career stability are important to me, and I will instill that in them, and if that requires uni or other tertiary studies then I will support that.

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    I find university a huge waist of time. Drinking coffee etc and socialising. Sorry but I have already done big school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I find university a huge waist of time. Drinking coffee etc and socialising. Sorry but I have already done big school.
    Seriously? You think that's what university is like? What degree did you do? Because obtaining my degree was the hardest thing I've ever done. I've obviously studied the wrong thing 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Seriously? You think that's what university is like? What degree did you do? Because obtaining my degree was the hardest thing I've ever done. I've obviously studied the wrong thing 😂
    I obviously studied but so many other people in my class just didn't pay attention and didn't care etc. I think the lecturers need to record in the sessions and kick people out. I studied disability and make fun of people with disability because they are obviously people who couldn't st high enough rank to get into whatever else they wanted.

    It made me sick. I would constantly tel them to stfu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I find university a huge waist of time. Drinking coffee etc and socialising. Sorry but I have already done big school.
    Lol there's a lot of academic work that goes on along with the socializing. A lot of the socializing takes place due to gaps between classes, e.g. I would have s class that finished at 11am and the next started at 3pm; there was only so much study I could do in the library so of course I was going to socialize. You're also not taking into account the 40+ hours of study we were expected to do outside of class each week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I obviously studied but so many other people in my class just didn't pay attention and didn't care etc. I think the lecturers need to record in the sessions and kick people out. I studied disability and make fun of people with disability because they are obviously people who couldn't st high enough rank to get into whatever else they wanted.

    It made me sick. I would constantly tel them to stfu.
    Well, of course uni is a waste of time if you're not going to study...but no one gets a degree without putting in some kind of effort...

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    Default "Sort of spin off " is going university important?

    At risk of derailing the thread I might feel differently if I had boys. As horrible as it sounds, I'd be more worried if they didn't find/couldn't get a decent paying job. Whilst I will strongly encourage my girls to be financially independent, I think males have a tougher time in life if they have lower paid jobs or jobs without financial stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I find university a huge waist of time. Drinking coffee etc and socialising. Sorry but I have already done big school.
    Wow ok. ! My daughter is in Uni as a first year and she certainly doesn't spend her days drinking coffee and socialising. She works hard, does extra readings and goes in early to go to the library. She got Distinctions in all her 1st semester units. She works damn hard !


 

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