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“A Degree of Maturity on the Road to No where?” by Robert Hesketh


How much value is there in a degree for working-class people returning to education? Having spent most of my life (30 years plus) studying for qualifications in the hope of getting a decent job I am still searching! Having picked academia,

I have hit barriers mainly involving elitism. More to the point, it is not only me who has had their aspirations stunted, there are others like me marginalised who listened to all the sound bytes of what a degree could bring only to be short-changed by the system.

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Ragged University is in partnership with the Working Class Academics conference sharing its ideals and love of open intellectual spaces

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