‘No way in hell I’d be part of it’: Former university student says he would have left academia if he’d known there would be such a shortage
In this week’s BBC Sport feature, we look at how graduates are coping with the recession and the changing economic landscape.
In this episode: Who is John McEnroe?
Who is Dave Thomas?
What’s the best way to prepare for the financial crisis?
How do you tell a good story?
The biggest problem with graduate degrees is not their number, but the fact that they are not recognised as being truly academic.
This week’s headline story: The rise of the self-employed student The first time I spoke to Dave Thomas, he was living with his parents in the south of England.
He was in his early 20s and had just started studying to be a chef.
“I’d always been interested in being a chef,” he says.
“My mum and dad were very good cooks, but my dad had an illness, so we were not able to do much of anything, and my mum did a lot of cooking.
She’d do all the cooking and then she’d come home and cook me meals.
When the economy was good, Thomas was able to pay off his student loans and travel for work. “
But the other thing was that my mum and I had never met each other, and I’d never met anyone who was doing this.”
When the economy was good, Thomas was able to pay off his student loans and travel for work.
But the recession has hit the family hard.
“It was very tough.
My dad got a job that was paid and then we’d have to go back to school.
And so it was really hard to manage. “
And I was living in the same house with my mum, and she was working, too.
“Then one day I was looking at my bills and realised I had £5,000 in my savings account. “
So I went and bought a home and I got on the mortgage. “
Then one day I was looking at my bills and realised I had £5,000 in my savings account.
“When the recession started, I had a lot more money to spend, and that was a huge help to me. “
“Now that the recession is over, my money is gone. “
So what’s the next thing?” “
Now that the recession is over, my money is gone.
So what’s the next thing?”
He says he has no regrets about quitting his job, or any other aspect of his life.
“No, I would have loved to have stayed on.
I was so passionate about it, and all the hard work I put in to it.
I’ve got a really nice house in the country, and there’s a garden. “
The fact that I can now live independently is a big plus.
I’ve got a really nice house in the country, and there’s a garden.
“Even if I didn, I wouldn’t have missed the money.” “
How do I know if I’m qualified to go into graduate school? “
Even if I didn, I wouldn’t have missed the money.”
How do I know if I’m qualified to go into graduate school?
The first thing you need to do when you’re applying for a PhD is to make sure you’re eligible.
If you are, you will be offered a place.
You can check the availability of graduate scholarships at the University of York.
You also need to be able to demonstrate you can meet the university’s requirements.
You should have been able to make an appointment with the admissions team if you applied.
You may need to have a letter from your university confirming you’ve been accepted.
If your application has been rejected, you may be required to pay an application fee of £25.
The application deadline is April 1.
Where can I find more information about graduate programmes?
Read more: For more advice, visit the UK Graduate School website.
What do I do if I have a question about graduate courses?
You can email [email protected] or call 0300 016 6999.