Pleasure, but where's the pain?

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I feel pity for those over-joyed, hard-working, yet naive, young teenage students who have received their A-Level results today. The paper's reports make for positive reading - and, of course, the government will be spinning the usual line that it is not only the hard work of teachers and the pupils, but them that has contributed to the shiny results of eager students hoping to gain a place at University - some won't of course. There's a big problem in education in the UK at present. Too much demand for churno-university courses, and not enough supply. Again, we're in that cycle of the year where thousands want to flock to University to study - and drink (the rights to passage aren't without some future pain - both physically and mentally). As the case maybe, they are promised so much by Higher Education and yet, in future, unless you are the brightest, most talented, you'll be OK Jack. What they don't tell you is that in reality, for the many, you may not end up getting the job you want - whether that's in journalism, accounting, or even manufacturing. You'll either end up three ways, on the dole, (or if you're from a wealthier breed - you'll be pursuing an internship, breaking your back for pittance, without a 100% guarantee of getting a job at the end of your internship) The final will be you'll decide to avoid the Employment Rat Race and form your own business (if you've got the motivation and determination), (what ever it is you decide to do,) don't be fooled by the government and media spin that all is jolly in the park. University is a great experience, but it doesn't make you rich or give you a guarantee of a job at the end. I speak from experience.

More on the jubilant results day, HERE