As I write this I am a few hours away from a job interview and I need a distraction so I can let all the information I have just absorbed about digital advertising settle and coalesce into something more meaningful. So it’s probably a good idea to delve into my bucket list archives, pull out something at random and bastardize a well loved song refrain. (I now know, having inserted an earlier post which showcased my relative illiteracy, that I have a job so yay!)
I know that the whole “we don’t need no education” from ‘Another Brick In The Wall Part 2″ is a cheap shot but bad grammar annoys me…
List Item: Earn a degree
Progress: Bachelor’s in 2010, Postgraduate Qualification in 2012
Right, so I added this onto the bucket list back when I wanted it to be a list that I think everyone should follow. Whilst this list later mutated into something more personal I felt that once an item had been added into the draft list then it shouldn’t be removed.
I am lucky to have had the chance to earn my undergraduate degree when I did. Granted I was one of the first years to have tuition fees but the three grand I had to pay truly pales in comparison to the amount students getting into further education nowadays have to pay. In fact I would have probably gone in for another Bachelors later in life (bragging rights… which is pathetic and cool at the same time admit it) but for the amounts that they expect students to pay? I don’t think so.
My undergraduate degree is in Psychology at the University of York, a place where I make an almost yearly pilgrimage back to because of the huge amount of memories. It’s become a bit of a cliché to look back at university and long for the days since, let’s be honest, large sections of it are stressful and fraught with bad decisions but.. it’s probably best summarized with the song below from the musical Avenue Q.
I mean as much as I would like to think going back to something like that would be along the lines of Community where I would probably be the highly strung Annie-type but not in the funny way more in the ‘get him away from me’ way.
Still, despite the cost of getting a degree it’s worth it in so many ways; especially for the sake of learning how to live away from home.