The main benefit of going to higher education is linked to the range of higher skilled careers it can lead to.
Graduates often have specialist skills or knowledge. A graduate, with either an undergraduate degree or degree level apprenticeship, will earn on average £10,000 more each year than those who did not gain a higher-level qualification.
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Many universities offer work placements or a year working in industry alongside academic study. These courses are called sandwich degrees.
Work placements while at university or work-based learning, as part of a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, develop skills and provide real life work experience that employer’s value.
Studying at university or college also offers the opportunity to:
- become more independent
- make new friends
- take part in clubs and societies
- learn new skills
- develop confidence and resilience