Malachi O'Doherty: Do universities really prepare students for jobs... or just life in general?
I have often in life felt a sting of regret that I did not get a university degree. When I was of an age to apply myself and go to university I was more inclined to get out into the world. I had this daft idea that I would be a writer. And to be a writer I would have to have a CV like Steinbeck's, work on farms and fairgrounds, travel the world and do a bit of journalism.