Call You and Yours - Do you need to go to university to be successful?

On Call You and Yours we'll be asking do you need to go to university to be successful?

More than four hundred thousand students are just starting their new courses across the country, and have committed to spend at least three years and in the region of fifty thousand pounds in getting a degree.

But is university the only path to getting solid qualifications? If you didn't apply or didn't get in, are you left feeling flat and directionless?

We'll be discussing the alternatives. For example, can vocational learning or apprenticeships provide you with the skills you need without the debt? And how easy is it to 'think differently' when the headlines are still telling us about the 716,000 16-24 year olds who are unemployed?

We want to hear from you if you're at this crossroads in your life and struggling to make decisions about your future. If you're an employer, do you disregard people without a degree or do you prefer to harness a young person's raw potential? And tell us about other routes you've taken to get the job you want.

03700 100 444 is the phone number to call or you can e-mail via the Radio 4 website or text us on 84844.

Presenter : Winifred Robinson
Producer Karen Dalziel.

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55 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Sep 2012 12:04

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