new research shows over a third of graduates regret going to university

And nearly half believe they could’ve got to where they are now without a degree.

by Lula Ososki
11 August 2016, 8:45am

Original image by John Walker

As A-Level students all over the country get ready to receive their exam results which many are relying on to get into their chosen universities, new research has found over a third of graduates regret the choice of going to university all together. The report carried out by Aviva shows that 37 per cent of 18-25 year olds who studied now wish they hadn't due to the amount of debt they've accumulated. This follows the recent, gloomy news that tuition fees are set to rise to £9,250 per year from 2017, and might even apply to those who have already started courses.

In addition to this, the research also found that almost half (49 per cent) felt they could've got to where they are now without higher education.

Louise Colley from Aviva said: "The financial hangover from university has led many in this age group to question whether in hindsight they made the right decision and how much value it has brought to their current position. With relatively low disposable incomes and significant debt to tackle, millennials don't have it easy when managing their finances."

So, what are the options if you don't want to go to uni? Read our piece on how to get ahead in the creative industries without a degree to find out more. 


Text Lula Ososki
Original image by John Walker