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Five Important Reasons Why You Should Attend University

Submitted by solomon on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:22
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University is a place where many young people avoid going due to the intense pressure of exams and the reputation of boring, repetitive lectures. Most teenagers use the excuse of “I don’t know what I want to be in life” to get away from the pressure of going to university, but most of them haven’t even considered the idea of attending university. Here are five reasons why you should go.

To find out who you are as a person:

During your time at university, you shall find a new version of yourself. The person you come in as will be different from the person you will be when you leave. As Malcolm Forbes said: "Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

What you will become in life:

Attending university will carve a path towards your career for life. Choosing the right course to study at university is crucial to complete the last stretch of your academic life. It is at this point where you fall in love with the subject you choose. Sites like The Guardian offer guides on attending university.

Life skills:

During your university experience, you will develop new skills, like living by yourself and saving money to spend on food and water, rather than spending money on unnecessary alcohol and night clubs. This will change you as a person and help you develop the discipline needed for the big bad world.

Meet new people: 

At university, you will meet dozens of new students and teachers that could potentially change your life. It is at this point that you realise who is most important to you and who is just trying to drag you down towards failing and ruining all your hard work.

Job opportunities:

After completing your university degree, you will be amongst many other people who are in the same position as you with the same university experience and same university degree. It is now in your hands to break away from everyone else and achieve what you have been waiting for your entire life.

By Arjun