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    Done this topic before I know, but here's some rather under-reported news that only seems to be in local papers:

    The research showed that more than half (58%) of graduates in the South East felt they could be in the same position without a degree, while (13%) said their degree was a waste of money.

    More than half of the region’s graduates think they could be earning more if they had started working straight from school.

    Nationally, the work showed that almost half of all graduates surveyed across the UK (48%) believe they could be earning more if they started working straight from school and (35%) wish they didn’t go to university at all.
    https://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/new...less-1-8329627

    Not sure if this "new" research is actually the same as The Mirror carried a few months back but says much the same thing:

    A quarter of graduates say they regret going to university and reveal their most pointless subjects - Mirror Online

    Anyone still in favour of free higher education for all?
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    Anyone still in favour of free higher education for all?
    For the record, I've never been in favour of it.
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    I didn't go and I'm doing OK :/
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    I didn't go and I'm doing OK :/
    Keep telling yourself that, princess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
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    Anyone still in favour of free higher education for all?
    It’s universally accepted that free university is a regressive tax on poor people. Middle and upper classes benefit disproportionately from free university.

    Except Corbyn is planning on bribing those rich kids for their votes.
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    Except Corbyn is planning on bribing those rich kids for their votes
    Think it's only rich people who vote Labour. It sure isn't the party for working class British people that it used to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Keep telling yourself that, princess.
    Just taking it one day at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Keep telling yourself that, princess.
    I didn't go & I'm doing Mrs Nat & Mrs AssGuru!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    I didn't go...
    That's always been quite evident.
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    Seems those students decrying degrees may be on to something. They could have just paid for an instant degree. Fake it until you make it.

    Employers too dumb/lazy to check they are legit anyway so why bother?

    'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed - BBC News

    Axact, which claims to be the "world's largest IT company", operates a network of hundreds of fake online universities run by agents from a Karachi call centre.
    If they're so large someone here must have had a contract with them, or was that fake (for the CV) too.

    According to documents seen by BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme, more than 3,000 fake Axact qualifications were sold to UK-based buyers in 2013 and 2014, including master's degrees, doctorates and PhDs.
    Tip of the iceberg. I can see a government programme being set up to vet everyone at our own cost, yet it will still operate at a loss and cost the taxpayer billions as they pay out millions to those who run it from their old boys network.

    But Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD) chief executive Jayne Rowley said only 20% of UK employers ran proper checks on applicants' qualifications.

    And while purchasing a fake diploma was not illegal in the UK, using one to apply for employment constituted fraud by misrepresentation and could result in a 10-year prison sentence.
    Do you like those odds punk?

    Former FBI agent Allen Ezell, who has been investigating Axact since the 1980s
    Job for life if you're crap at your job.

    Action Fraud, the UK's national cybercrime reporting centre, said it did not have the power to close fake Axact websites but instead had to provide evidence to domain registries and registrars, which could take months.
    Check back in a few months, the sites will still be there.

    So why are the BBC reporting on this now when it's one of those issues that has been known about for decades? We've all probably received spam emails offering to sell us bogus qualification docs. Maybe it's about the governments wanting to crack down on internet freedom 'for our own good'.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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