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You and Yours - Is a degree the best route to a successful career?

Is a university education still the best foundation for a successful and rewarding career? Winifred Robinson investigates.

A university education has long been seen as an excellent way to kick-start a successful and rewarding career. But figures released recently by the Office of National Statistics suggest that increasing numbers of graduates are working in non-graduate roles. This together with the prospect of taking on a student debt, is causing some school leavers to think twice before applying for university. An increasingly varied range of apprenticeships is also tempting some to choose a non-graduate route. If you went to university, did it deliver the benefits you expected? What's your experience of the graduate job market? Email youandyours@bbc.co.uk Producer: Jonathan Hallewell Presenter: Winifred Robinson.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 12:04PM Tue, 26 Nov 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 12:00PM Tue, 26 Nov 2013
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  • Duration 55 minutes

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