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Pick a degree for your love of the subject, not the cash it’ll make you

Eimear McGovern


English won’t make school leavers rich, but it might open minds

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Pupils sitting A-level exams

Pupils sitting A-level exams

Pupils sitting A-level exams

The only thing an arts degree will get you is a job in McDonald’s. When I left secondary school in 2010, long enough ago that I can look back with confidence at how things turned out but recently enough that I can still offer advice to school leavers, that’s what I was told.

Usually, the advice came from smug science students I met while getting stuck in to my English literature and modern Irish degree at my alma mater, University College Dublin.


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