?You could devote all your spare time to your favourite hobby, but if doing so came with a £50,000 bill and gave you no major boost for your future, then you?d think again.? So says Sam, a second-year undergraduate, explaining why he chose to study computer science at university, despite spending all of his school years loving ? and excelling at ? English. Sam is so career-focused that he refuses to give his full name ?in case a future employer Googles me?. But he adds: ?Literature is definitely the subject I enjoy the most and it would have been amazing to pursue it at uni, but in the current tough job market, and with £9,000 annual fees, I just couldn?t justify it. So I chose a course that would really boost my employability. I?m sure it will be good for my future, though sitting through lectures on computer networking, I do feel pretty bored.?
This article was published in the Guardian, 4th August