One day some undergraduates seem to have a wake up call and realise the degree they chose to commit their live to is not what they expected it to be and so have a dilemma as to what to do next.
Many have chosen their degree, not by its reputation or facilities, but by location. The city/town is known for its excellent clubs/bars or shopping. Or it’s close to where boy/girlfriend is studying. How many actually choose the degree for what it’s worth and where it will take them next?
I’ve written here before about how Grimsby has an image issue. People assume because it’s called Grimsby, that it’s actually grim here or that because it’s at the end of the M180, it’s the road to nowhere. Grimsby, like many places in the UK, has its downside. The upside is it cheap to live, travelling is not an issue as everything is close by and within walking distance. Cleethorpes and its golden beach is down the road, Hull and its nightlife is over the river and the rolling Wolds are a stone’s throw away.
It is a friendly town and people always seem willing to chat and strike up conversations. Speak to the students and they’ll tell you about the Multi-Platform Journalism programme and the reasons why they chose it.
And so many famous people have come from the town or chosen to live in the vicinity – John Hurt, Julie Peasgood, Chubby Brown, Johnny Leeze to name but a few.