Many graduates feel that going to university was not a wise investment, which could encourage others to look at apprenticeships and the other alternatives available.
Tanya de Grunwald, founder of graduatefog.co.uk, stated that many of those who completed courses believe that they have had no positive impact when it comes to a better career.
She highlighted the fact that many graduates will spend the remainder of their working lives paying off debts accumulated at university, leading a significant number to conclude that going into higher education was not the best decision.
"Already, hundreds of thousands of graduates are discovering that the promise that their degree would lead to a better career was a lie - and a growing number are saying that university was not a wise investment," Ms de Grunwald added.
Jill McDonald, chief executive officer and president of McDonald's UK, told the Institute of Directors annual conference that university may not be the best option for everybody, with alternatives such as apprenticeships offering them more.
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