Getting an education: Versus getting a degree

student-education-750x460Too often, we focus conversations about learning plans around getting a degree.

There is an implicit assumption in these conversations that getting a degree and getting an education go together.

But, that need not be the case.

You can get a degree without getting an education, there are plenty of people who do.

And, conversely, thanks to books and the internet, you can get an education without getting a degree.

This does not mean school/university is not important.

There are good reasons to get a degree.

Moving geography, improving career prospects, getting a new skill, learning from top Professors and a motivated peer group, taking a break, etc., are all, in combination, be good reasons.

But, if the only reason to get a degree is: “I want to learn management” or “I want to learn machine learning,” I would reconsider.

We have more options to pursue learning in subjects we are interested in than ever before.

We can buy books, subscribe to online courses, create a peer learning group around these materials, start a blog sharing insights or do all of these together.

We can choose to not get the business of getting a degree interfere with our desire to get an education.

At LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship we give you a certifate at the completion of the programme, but most importantly we don’t let your certificate interfere with your education.

Registration for the next LORA co-hort is open, closing date is this Friday, 27 June 2019. To apply online, please complete this online application form.

 

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