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I don't regret it at all.
26 57%
I don't regret it but didn't need it in hindsight.
6 13%
I regret it but got some use out of it.
8 17%
I regret it and didn't get any use out of it.
6 13%
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#1

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#2
No Ragrets
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#3
Nope. Got laid. Learned a ton of lifelong skills. Made a ton of great friends. Got a good degree out of it that's helping pay my way in life.

I'd probably have been fine without uni, but I think it was overall a net positive in my life.
#4
College sux
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#5
I have a job doing exactly what I studied for, and I got the job thanks to an internship I took as part of the course. On top of that, I spent a banging half year in London, learned quite a lot (a new language, for one), and I met some cool people.

No regrets all around
#6
Through being involved in school clubs I have met a number of my main musical collaborators and have made some pretty nice connections that have led to tons of opportunities in terms of networking, gigs, interviews with famous musicians, etc. All very excellent stuff. If I hadn't been involved with all that stuff though I think I would definitely regret it.
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#7
I would have possibly chosen a different subject. I certainly could have got more out of uni. But I wouldn't have got where I am without it...

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#8
"Almost two thirds (63%) said they were relying on a one-off event, such as winning the lottery "

#9
Oh yeah I would've done business instead of poli sci but w/e.
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#10
No way. I had a great time while learning a lot about myself and the world, and the subject I chose to major in of course.

But regardless of whether I enjoyed it, I wouldn't be able to do what I want without a degree or two (or three) and I certainly do not resent the fact that having a degree is a barrier to entry.


I might've majored in a lot of other things idk I really like learning about everything. But I like what I majored in too.
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#12
Still in university, recently switched over to Computer science from mathematics (mathematics is a minor) because the job prospects look grim for someone solely doing mathematics. Having to restart my major is kind of bothersome and I did question whether or not it was worth it, but I couldn't find full-time work so I went with school and part-time job. At the moment the courses required are sparse so I have time to pay off some of my loan while I study. I'm actually happier taking part-time courses than taking full-time courses truthfully. This time around I've dedicated my pre-study time to studying extra resources, and I've been asking around to various IT guys and my professors about positions around the city within the tech business, programming or security, whatever. Everywhere. I've done a lot more research towards what I'm studying now and I feel much more confident. Still thinking I want to get into a security role, but who knows that might change too.

I don't regret it by any means. I think there are likely problems within the school system that do need changing, but I'm not unhappy with what I have experienced during university.
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#13
I wish I knew what I wanted to do at 17 so I wouldn't have wasted 3 years on classes I'll never use. I think some people, people like me, shouldn't go to college right after high school. Get a job, travel, or volunteer instead.
#14
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#15
Yea and no

Met a lot of great people, grew a lot as a person, learned a lot. But I don't think I like the subject, and I don't really want to go into that field

I'm just completely burnt out after it all truthfully
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#16
I don't regret it, I had some good times, even if I was too heavily in the throes of drug addiction to make the most of it. I certainly don't need a music degree though. Harmony, analysis etc was fun but it hasn't really impacted the way I write music, which is what I love doing, in any noticeable positive way. What it did do was show me how well I can interact musically with others, which I haven't really done well since. But I hope to again. So it's given me hope I guess. But £20000 worth of hope?
#17
Nah.

didn't have some rich uni social experience, mostly because it was a city based uni so everyone just went off to do their own thing after lectures (would have gone to a countryside uni if I could do it again at that age since I think the typical closed off campus communities would've been better for me getting over my social shit back then). the degree didn't personally give me much in actual knowledge or skills but it's a nice looking mark on my cv, especially as the uni is one of the best in the country so I get a bit of prestige there.

also I started in the last year when they were cheap (like £1100, everyone after had to pay £3000), so I just had like 21k in student loan debt (was getting 6k maintenance a yr too). think I'm down to 18k now from payments over the past few yrs with a proper stable income (spent a good while after uni goofing around and taking temp jobs here and there that were below student loan threshold)


quite content with my course choice (management science) but I realised that with most business based bachelors, you don't learn anything really interesting until close to the end where it's bordering into masters content (well I might be biased as I did business in gcse and A levels so a lot of 1st & 2nd year was just detailed elaborations on stuff I already knew, only a few early modules stuck out for me)
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#18
Close to starting my third and final year studying Media.

It's difficult to say how I feel. I would be lying if I said I wasn't terrified that i've made a big mistake. Only time will tell in terms of whether or not it was a regret or not. It is a big gamble.

So far in terms of what i've learnt... I've dipped my toes in a few areas such as Journalism, Online security/privacy, screenwriting, website building, graphic design, short film production, critical analysis, video game development and more so i've definitely had a variety of areas that i've studied in the past 2 years, and if things go the same way this next year i'll get a first class degree which would make me feel much better about future prospects. My issue however is that despite having good grades, I don't feel like I have any actual skill or practical competency that is capable of being productive of anything worthwhile.

I feel like a jack of trades, master of none and that is a huge problem because i'd much rather be a specialist in something because I believe that would take me much further in a career.

I don't think I have any prospects at home so i'll probably have to move away for any good opportunities. I actually would love to move away, whether i'd be able to afford it is another thing though.
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#19
I was considering not going because I didn't think it was worth it for me at the time. Still not sure if that was true or not from a financial/career standpoint, but I'm glad I went and don't regret it. I got some really amazing opportunities and experiences because of it.
#20
I loved going there.

But I do not believe I have the mindset or skill in the subject I did. I got my degree but.. it's such a relatively obscure subject that even though it covers many different areas of the audio world, it very much limits what I'm good for.

The main options for me are almost entirely freelance, which I expected but did not realise how insular the whole system is. I'm trying to branch out into other fields but..

oh well.
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#21
i regret not taking a year to work before going and fucking up.

i also regret letting my family convince me a private student loan was a good idea.
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#23
Sometimes I regret not going to uni. Could have helped me meet more like-minded people and stuff. But I dug myself into a hole by picking shitty subjects for sixth form college and underachieving as a result.
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#27
I don't regret the couple of classes I took at a community college. The C# one might have actually been very important.
#28
couldn't stand the people. i quit going to class and went back to working construction the whole second semester while living on campus.

....but i did make friends with a janitor on campus who hook me up with oxy's.

I'm still paying that worthless loan off.
#29
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....but i did make friends with a janitor on campus who hook me up with oxy's.

I'm still paying that worthless loan off.


Yeah, you should never take out a loan to buy oxy...
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#31
I definitely do not regret going, although there are things I would have done differently, in terms of choosing a college & program.
(Really, I wish I were a different person in high school.)
I regret going into a graduate program straight out of college; I wish I took some time off to work & prepare & "grow up." But even though my grad degree is pretty useless, I learned a lot & it was a net gain financially, so I do not regret it.
I am going for a different grad degree now, hopefully I will not regret it.
#32
Some of the best times of my life were during college, so I don't regret it. The loan payments aren't a big deal to me. My rent is cheap so having the loan payments just gives me more incentive to get off my ass and go to work.
#33
My first uni experience I wouldn't say I regret but fucking hated, it was a shit university with real pompus lecturers for critical subjects. My second uni experience was pretty awesome.
#34
8/24...exactly 1/3! Wow. So accuracy. VERY STATISTICS!!!!!!

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#35
i regret not going
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#37
I don't feel like it helped me at all and it was tough to pay for, but I'm not as torn up about it as other people seem to be that don't use their degrees much.
#39
i probably should have finished the associate of arts (general studies really) but now i'm $10k some in debt with little to show for it. but i wonder what the aoa would have done for me anyways.
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#40
I regret not having a clue what I wanted out of college until it was too late. I also regret having debt, and no paper to show for it.

That said, I do not regret going. I had a good time, I learned a lot, and I met some excellent people who would've remained strangers otherwise.
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