For years there has been a big debate around whether it is better for school leavers to
go to university or college, in some quarters there is definitely a line of
thinking that university is far superior to college but is that really the
case? Often the view of one or the other is shaped by the experience
of the parents of the potential school leaver and if mum and dad were
university graduates it’s easy to see the benefits of that particular route and
show it as a role model since it worked out for them or alternatively if no-one
in the family has ever studied beyond high school then they may not see the
Practical Uses: Job Applications
Your qualifications will make up a good part of any job application but it’s a big
debate in the employment world what is more important between qualifications
or experience? This is not a simple question and it often might come down
to the employer and the job role, there are some jobs that definitely need a
certain certificate or qualification and that is beyond question then but every
job advertised will pretty much have more than one candidate with the minimum
level of educational experience, so it’s key to emphasise your experience, even
the specifics of what you achieved at university or college.
What Is The Difference Between The Two?
Essentially the big difference between college and university is the level of qualification
that you can achieve with college offering courses with lower amounts of academic credits and universities offering higher level courses, there is some overlap, of course. But it’s important to look at the specifics of each individual course and each type of course, you should research what is an HNC in comparison to what you would get out of a university degree.
Extra Expense: Is It Worth It
Is the extra time and expense going to university over college really worth it? Well
that really depends on the students aims, if they are looking at what will make
them most money then the right university course could have the best chance of
a good return on investment if that is the measure of success you are using.
But it may be the case that the student has various ambitions with financial
success being only one part of it, of course everyone wants to be comfortable
but once that threshold is reached it is important to know what the aim is and
choose the correct course and educational institution to match up to that.
It’s even more important to realise that post-graduate courses have an even bigger cost.
What About College Degrees
It’s true that these days you can gain a full degree from a college as well as a
university and that begs the question is a degree from a college as good as
a university degree. It will carry the same level of academic credits and in
theory is the same however the main difference will be the academic prestige
associated with which employers may view the qualification.