Nowadays, so many young people are being convinced by their teachers at school to think that if you don't go to University, it’ll impact your chance of success in your career.

I strongly disagree.

Being a ‘non-uni goer’ myself, the pressure I felt from my school to go to Uni was pretty intense. And although I followed the application process for various universities to study Psychology and Sociology, I had already made my mind up that I wasn't going. The truth was that behind the scenes, my form tutor wrote my personal statement for me.

Because apart from the 24/7 party lifestyle Uni can offer (the only thing which definitely tempted me!) I was totally uninterested in studying for another 3 years when I could be earning money.

And unless your goal is to become a Doctor, Vet, Scientist etc, most occupations do not have a requirement for a degree. You can be as successful (if not more) within a non-qualified job, just as much as someone within these specific industries. To put this into context, 42% of pupils did not think they would need a degree for jobs they were considering.

And as time goes on, fewer young people are going to choose the University route, and with rising living costs and education fees, I don’t blame them. In fact, the proportion of secondary school students planning to study for a degree has reduced from 81% in 2013 to 74% in 2017 which proves Uni has become less desirable for many young people.

I don’t regret my choice one single bit.