A Bristol Uni student is campaigning for less students to go to university
It’s what we all think when the queue for Parsons stretches to the ASS
Bristol Uni Law student Jude D’Alesio has ironically been campaigning for less students to go to university, and no he didn’t get this idea whilst waiting in a ridiculously long queue for Grav on sports night.
Jude, who has been recently appointed as a school governor of Cabot Primary School in Bristol, argued in a letter to The Telegraph that more students should consider pursuing apprenticeships or full-time employment after school.
He claims that “thrusting students into ill-suited degree courses will damage both their finances and employment prospects”. He suggests that “an apprenticeship, or jumping straight into full time employment will suit some young people far better”.
Jude was appointed governor of Cabot Primary in May 2020 and is one of Britain’s youngest ever governors. In his role he is responsible for improving the educational opportunities for pupils at the Bristol-based school.
Jude told The Bristol Tab: “I may be at university myself, however, I am committed to promoting non-university choices to pupils of any age. In a modern, digital economy, many employers will value vocational training and apprenticeships over traditional university degrees.
We asked why Jude decided to go to university, and he admitted “becoming a lawyer has always been my ambition and a degree is necessary for qualification, though this is changing.”
Jude said he’s actually really enjoying uni, “I can honestly say that the only downside to university so far was my sink constantly blocking in halls, so let’s hope for the best in my digs next year!”
This comes after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, abandons Blair’s plan to get 50% of students into higher education. Instead Williamson plans to focus on improving further education opportunities like apprenticeship schemes.
In a statement made on July 9th Williamson insisted that “the revolution and need for change is long overdue. Education’s purpose is to unlock an individual’s potential so they can get the job and career that they crave.”