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foundation for individual prosperity and social mobility.” (Faust, 2010) Getting an education at a tertiary institution is primarily about securing a good future and career. “ A degree is also a money-maker. Graduates have an easier time finding a job than non-graduates, and they earn more” (2017). Most individuals believe that without an education is near impossible to make a good living and be able to support yourself with a recent survey reporting “that the proportion of individuals who believe higher education to be "absolutely necessary" for success increased from 31% in 2000 to 55% in 2009.” (Faust, 2010) University is harder today for students. Course loads are heavier and more detailed. It was the movement “from “big bang” finals to continuous assessment, they say, but also the pressure to get that all-important 2:1 or above degree classification” (Lightfoot, 2016) that amplified the
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level that students had to work. “Students are working harder and more consistently, their parents believe” (Lightfoot, 2016) as the workload placed on these students is more than what their parents experienced in their generation. On top of school work “today’s students are more career- orientated and under pressure to take on extracurricular activities, more responsibilities and work experience to compete in the graduate jobs market” (Lightfoot, 2016). Ths is also a major factor as to why a university education today is more intense than in previous times. They say university is the time to find yourself and this has not changed. University is still a place to explore new things for young adults. “ The case for getting a degree is not only
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