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The values and problems of the university in the modern world

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The values and problems of the university in the modern world
Plan
1. Introduction to the values and problems of the university in the modern world.
2. The benefits of higher education:
a) a passport to a decent job;
b) increasing knowledge and social skills;
c) extracurricular life.
3. The problems of university educatioan nowadays:
a) high tuition fees;
b) general lack of students` knowledge;
c) low quality of education;
d) labour market disconnection.
4. Conclusion.
A university education can help to prepare a person for life and increase his or her career
prospects, while giving a few years inside the social, engaging environment of a higher
education institution. A university education is also time-consuming and expensive, so before
applying for scholarships and dedicating life to pursuing a degree, it`s better to dig dipper into
the values and problems of the university in the modern world.
To start with, let`s consider the benefits of higher education nowadays. By all accounts
a university degree provides a passport to a decent job. Certainly graduates face a buoyant job
market. It is very clear and understandable that the more education one has the more
opportunities they have, as long as they are willing to invest their money, their effort and their
time.
Secondly, higher education not only provides better employment opportunities, it also
influences health and provides knowledge to living healthy lifestyles. Being better educated
can increase people’s knowledge and cognitive skills, allowing them to make improved
decisions in regards to their health, healthcare and managing their medical care.
What is more, universities promote a social lifestyle that offers a chance to meet people
from many different backgrounds. The formal course work is only one part of the college
experience: extracurricular life is equally significant. A healthy social life is all part of the
experience of a university, and you’ll have an opportunity to develop new interests and explore
a range of hobbies and sports, should you desire.
Benefits also come with costs or disadvantages. When it comes to attaining a higher
education one of the biggest disadvantage is debt. The cost of education is very expensive and
the average student cannot afford the cost, causing them to have to use government loans or
private loans in order to pay for their education, unless they have full scholarships or financial
aid to cover the cost of tuition. The cost of college tuition is increasing at a fast rate yet students
who cannot afford to go to college, continue to enroll.
Let`s pitch up at any university, intellectual stimulation is a rare commodity there. Many
academics are struck by the general lack of knowledge and feeble grasp of history of the
current generation of undergraduates.
One more problem is that the quality of education is diminished, as it`s impossible to
educate everyone quickly and cheaply. In addition, final exams are being abandoned in favour
of continuous assessment it flatters students` performance and in such a way lessen the quality
of knowledge.
Another disadvantage is that university studies are largely theoretical and rarely offer
much, if any, real-world experience. University programs are often irrelevant to the society`s
needs and detached from reality, as a result, unexperienced graduates are taken aback by the
buoyant job market. Of course, a university degree enhances job prospects, but doesn`t
guarantee them.
To sum up, there are a number of factors to take into consideration when deciding
whether obtaining a higher education can be a positive decision or a negative decision and if
a person should or should not pursue.
Prepared by: Hanna Tarasenko, group 341.1
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