Chris F wrote:Why wouldn't he be - dossy degree straight into dossy job.
While theres a lot more to uni than just getting a degree, if you are going to go 20 grand into debt you have to look at what people do after they get a particular degree, statistics are usually available. If the uni doesn't give out those statistics theres probably a reason they are holding them back. How many doors will a surf science degree open for you? You mention environmental management, events management and psychology, if these are what interest you then maybe you are better off taking a more "normal" degree in something along those lines, or a joint degree between 2 of them. If environmental management is what interests you, maybe even consider taking biology with environmental management or something like that, a lot of employers do respect "traditional" subjects a lot more. Even most pure psychology degrees aren't enough to work as a psychologist, you need actual clinical/medical training. One or two psychology modules in a surf science degree may qualify you to analyse your friends in a pub, thats about it. Do you need a degree for events management, or just experience and industry contacts? What will this degree qualify you to run, a surf comp or festival?
Think about how much cash you (or your parents?) are going to invest in a degree, and how many months/years in indo that would get you. A lot of degrees are worth a lot less than 3 years of work experience.
And remember that most employers will not have a clue what is on the syllabus for degrees like "surf science", they will take 30 seconds to skim your CV and only read your degree title and classification, and make assumptions about what it entailed. Your degree title and reputation of the university count for as much as what it was you actually studied when it comes to getting your foot in the door.