Veterans are 10% less likely to have a degree than general members of the UK population, according to the UK government. Research shows that just 20% of veterans have a degree as their highest level of education.
Making a career out of journalism was once bound by a person’s ability to find a ladder to climb in local and national media. Today, the internet has enabled anyone with talent to carve a career, though this flow of free information has not always been a completely good thing. As outlined by The Guardian, the prevalence of fake news on the web has created a barrier to good reporting. This is just one of the problems facing modern journalists who are seeking to learn the trade, as more readers question their ability to harness the good aspects of digital media while avoiding the bad.
With more than half of British residents wanting to change their careers, the thought of doing so certainly isn’t unheard of, especially when it comes to wanting to pursue a passion. However, many may need further education in order to do so, and while options such as online schooling make the idea of going back to university more appealing, how you study has a major effect on obtaining your goals. With that said, having a balanced lifestyle can make for a more natural and alternative learning technique — thus helping you switch careers successfully.
... So Being Financially Prepared Is Crucial
As of March 2019, students in the UK owed £121 billion on their student loans. This number is set to rise substantially over the coming years, with the government anticipating student loan debt to peak at £450 billion by 2050. With this in mind, it makes sense to have a solid financial plan in place before you head to university, to prevent yourself from becoming another victim of the country’s student debt crisis.
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