The University Challenge

Scotland's first students were medieval monastic scholars.

For post-war school leavers a degree was a passport to a glamorous career overseas.

But when 50 per cent of today's school leavers are encouraged to go to college or university, what's it all for? And who's it for? Bill Whiteford investigates.

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200801162/4. From the traditional broad-based Scottish degree to specialised vocational training - the range of education on offer has never been wider.

But what do today's students need, and want, to survive life after graduation? Bill Whiteford explores what's in a degree.

200801304/4. What do students value from their university days - better job prospects, confidence, knowledge and skills? Or are they left debt-ridden and underemployed?

Bill Whiteford asks past students if it was worth it.

012008010820080109Scotland's first students were medieval monastic scholars.

For post-war school leavers a degree was a passport to a glamorous career overseas.

But when 50 per cent of today's school leavers are encouraged to go to college or university, what's it all for? And who's it for? Bill Whiteford investigates.

Scotland's first students were medieval monastic scholars. For post-war school leavers a degree was a passport to a glamorous career overseas.

0220080115200801162/4.

From the traditional broad-based Scottish degree to specialised vocational training - the range of education on offer has never been wider.

But what do today's students need, and want, to survive life after graduation? Bill Whiteford explores what's in a degree.

2/4. From the traditional broad-based Scottish degree to specialised vocational training - the range of education on offer has never been wider.

032008012220080123What do students value from their university days - better job prospects, confidence, knowledge and skills? Or are they left debt-ridden and underemployed?

Bill Whiteford asks past students if it was worth it.

04 LAST2008012920080130What do students value from their university days - better job prospects, confidence, knowledge and skills? Or are they left debt-ridden and underemployed?

Bill Whiteford asks past students if it was worth it.

4/4. What do students value from their university days - better job prospects, confidence, knowledge and skills? Or are they left debt-ridden and underemployed?