Just for a bit of lighthearted discussion really. IMO the only real monetary reason to go to uni is to gain some kind of specialised knowledge or skill - of course,t hat doesn't factor in that some people like to simply learn stuff they're interested in - but they shouldn't be too heartbroken when that Philosophy degree doesn't lead to a high paying job, either. IMO, the areas of study worth doing if you want to make money are: Law Medicine Engineering Sciences Accounting Previously Business/Commerce were included, but the plethora of people that now have them - and the relative ease involved in getting one - has really diluted their worth. Basically every Arts degree is next to useless career-wise, can't really think of any exceptions either. You're likely to be a teacher at best, after an additional few years of HECS debt adding up, mind you. Anyone disagree?