At the minute I am facing impending doom of a 3000 word essay which is due tomorrow, my word count is currently at 700. I have a mild hang over after an unexpected trip to lloyds bar (classy, I know) with Emma and Gary. So the last thing I really want to be thinking about is how heritage tourism is related to audience development.
With my graduation looming, I have been wondering about the worth of my degree. On July 28th (if I pass) I will have a BA (hons) in Arts Management, it will leave me around £18,000 in debt and I probably won't be able to get a job with it (thanks for that Gordon.) University is now seen as a must for most young people wanting to make something of themselves, in my opinion that's crap!
At the weekend I travelled back home for an old school friends wedding, it was a beautiful wedding and I'm so happy for them, but at the same time it made me slightly unaccomplished. Stephen and I have been together 4 1/2 years, and regularly talk about marriage (I've already chosen the venue) and children, however realistically we aren't going to be able to afford it for years. Thanks to student debt.
Basically university has left me with a bitter taste, I don't feel I have gained enough from my course to compensate for the stress and debt it has given me over the past three years. Yes it has had it's good parts, I've met some nice people, learnt some amazing stuff, and had some really cool lecturers. I have also had some really awful lecturers, I mean truly awful, dull, and uninspiring.
So as I enter the finally month of essays and exams, I am glad it's over and given the choice again I'm sure I would go to university. I don't regret going but I wouldn't recommend going either, unless your studying something like medicine or law. No matter what people say university is only for those, who can let mummy and daddy pay for everything, any thoughts??