THOUGHT higher education would improve your life? Nope. Here are the subjects that will make zero difference to your career prospects.
Learning how to draw and paint would have been useful. Learning how other people drew and painted in the past is a waste of time. That’s unless you want to teach other directionless, privately educated teenagers art history. Even then you probably just need to read some art books, not get yourself in £45k of debt.
Creative writing is a noble pursuit which teaches you how to communicate the human condition. It’s just a shame that you live in a society which values perceptive, crafted prose less than unboxing videos on YouTube. Although if you want family members to ask when you’re writing the next Harry Potter, this is the degree for you.
Unfairly believed by morons to be just ‘thinking about stuff’, these days even Plato and Socrates wouldn’t recommend pissing away three years of your life studying philosophy when you could be learning how to code. You might become prime minister if you study it alongside politics and economics, but you also need to be rich and well-connected. Which you’re not.
Ballet is the only form of dance with a real career path. As regards the rest of dance, not a single business needs people who can prance around like Kate Bush in 1980, so study something more useful like mime or Klingon. A top street mime artist can easily earn the price of a sandwich in a morning.
Anything not related to STEM
Any degree which does not teach you to work for a pharmaceutical giant or design an Amazon warehouse is useless in modern Britain. And by 2025 all forms of art will have been eradicated by Nadine Dorries, meaning even trendy graphic designer types will be out on their arse. Become a plumber instead, they’re always loaded.