Alternatives to university: there’s more to life than a degree

Not going to uni this autumn? There’s a whole world of practical and vocational options for you to explore

Finishing your A-levels and marching straight into university isn’t for everyone. For those looking to further their education or join the workforce, there’s a vast number of paths to explore.

“University is good but it’s not the be-all and end-all,” says Jez Booker, marketing manager at online guide Not Going to Uni. “A fair chunk of young people have a very clear idea of what they want to achieve and what professional role they want to follow in their lives. Others have the self-knowledge that they are more practical types – they want to get their hands dirty, so to speak.”

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