I was a nice experience. Uni life is probably one of the best in the UK. Sometimes the value you get is very based on the courses you choose and perhaps more relevantly, the professors you get. It’s a very big uni – you can end up with leaders of a field but also some not so good ones. Do your research before you choose courses.View more
I don’t really think that higher education is worthwhile anymore (if it ever was) especially if you’re going towards a degree such as business & management *and want to become an entrepreneur*. There are lots of information and strategies that you can learn by yourself if you are a self motivated person and can do more valuable things with your time if you don’t waste it in university. University may even kill your passion for this subject by imposing certain patterns and “shaping” your thinking a certain way. Your “very professional” and “expert” lecturers who prefer more the stability of a job and to watch and report things from the outside could have an unsuspected negative impact on you, as what they are teaching is not tailored to people who are risk taking, have practical approach and are more “doers”, who go out and experiment rather than staying in the library reading and theoretically comparing 10000 definitions about the same thing. If you are really passionate about this subject I would think twice whether university is the best thing to do.
Now particularly referring to UoM, I wouldn’t say that they are any worse than any other university. They encourage you to be a nerd and that’s it. They never really act on students’ feedback and are also very money driven (but given the context, I cannot really blame them on that). Out of 3 years of education, I would be able to group all the interesting modules on a single semester, so overall it was a huge waste of money, energy and time.
Anyways, if you’re used to be the black sheep (in a positive way), I would also be looking to alternatives to formal education.View more
Not the best academic level but great fun there. Loads of societies for you to discover what you like. Exams in business at least aren’t too hard so you can focus on your own self. You should go if you’re undecided!View more