Thursday, 18 May 2017

My thoughts on university

university, liverpool

I'm now at the stage when all I have left is two exams and then I have finished university. I have been studying for three years at Liverpool Hope University studying both Tourism and Marketing. I can't quite believe how fast the time has gone! I thought since my university experience is coming to an end I'd write up my thoughts about my time there. 

1. Was it worth it? At £9,000 a year it certainly isn't cheap! Now I've finished I question if I knew then what I know now would I still go? I think I would as for me its definitely helped me decided what career path I want to take and allowed me to come out of my shell a little more. The debt is a hell of a lot so it's definitely not something I decided to do on a whim. 

2. Living at home is okay - There are so many people who say there is no point in going to university unless you move out, as thats all part of the experience. Yes for lots of people moving out is the right thing to do but not for everyone. Personally university for me wasn't about the social aspect, I don't go out drinking and parties aren't really my thing. Therefore I decided to live at home and for me it was definitely the right decision. Yes in the beginning it felt like everyone else knew each other but there were plenty of people who also lived at home and soon enough I found friends. 

3. Get experience - After three years this is definitely something I wished I had done more of. Now as I am looking for jobs and seeing that many require experience I wished I would of put more effort in to finding experience within different fields while I had the free time. I did get experience in a hotel chain doing social media marketing at the end of my degree and I definitely wish I had got more. 

4. Did I do the right course? - If I could go back now I definitely wouldn't do the degree I did ( Tourism and marketing). Before university I had never done marketing so it felt quite risky, but honestly I have loved it, whereas tourism which I had done before I really didn't enjoy. It definitely makes me think as long as you find a subject you are interested in and are willing to work hard then you can do any subject you like. 

5. Assignments - I wish I would of spent more time on my assessments earlier on in my degree. Now I've done my dissertation, after spending so much time planning and writing each aspect, I wish I would of done the same with my other essays. The disseration is definitely hyped up in my opinion, for me I had essays in my final year that were worth more than my disseration, yet I spent so much more time writing and perfecting my disseration which looking back doesn't make any sense. If I had my time again I would definitely be more organised and spend more time on each assignment. 

So there we go, there are my thoughts on university. Have you been to university? what was your experience?



  1. I got into the uni of York and it was always my plan to go but in the end I decided not to go. I just felt like it wasn't the right decision for me and I definitely don't regret it; I thought I'd feel like I was missing out but I didn't. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience though :) xx

  2. Tourism and marketing sounds really interesting! Can't believe you're almost finished with Uni! Currently in first year and loving it woo!

    Olivia / Olivia Roses

  3. I loved at home whilst I was an uni to make it cheaper! Xx

  4. I'm currently at Uni and yes it is worth it but the debt is seriously ridiculous! I need to get my butt in gear and go find some experience as I agree t really helps!

  5. I never went to uni but in a way I wish I did!

    Tasha x

  6. I completely agree with number two. I went to uni and stayed at home because very much like you I didn't go for the social aspect. I'm glad someone else thinks university is more than drinking and partying.

  7. There are some good points here. So many people go to uni because they feel they have to and that it's naturally the next step after college but it's rare to find an honest written post. I think if I'd have known what I do now, I wouldn't have gone x

  8. I forget how lucky I am in Scotland to have my uni bills paid for! I can't believe how expensive university actually is, its crazy to me.

    Kumbear Xo

  9. Awesome post! I agree with the spending more times on essays at the start of uni thing haha! but yeah university was definitely the best experience ever! Its helped shape me as an independent individual x

  10. This is such a good round up post! I finished uni a year ago now and I can't believe how fast it went. Uni for me was a massive roller coaster, but it definitely brought me out of my shell! Despite being in a ridiculous amount of debt, I learnt so much about myself and life and would never look back!

    Abi | abistreetx

  11. I personally never went to uni but i sometimes wish i did! Still loved this post! I think if i did go to uni i would also stay at home X


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