CITY VIEWS: IS IT ESSENTIAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO GO TO UNIVERSITY?

ANDY WHITLOCK | HOWDEN

“At the moment it’s debatable, on the basis that you’ll end up coming out of university with around £25,000 in debt hanging round you. If you start working earlier you get money faster.”

JONATHAN STOLLER | JLT

“I think so, yes, it is. It gives you a head start in a career, and a few years of enjoyment; you’ve got to enjoy yourself while you’re young and university is the perfect way to do that while getting qualifications.”

STEVE APPS | SWISS RE

“No. My view is that universities should just keep to the prestigious degrees. Too many students are going to university these days. Without the elitism it doesn’t sort the good from the bad.”