In theory it sounds like a good option to have, but there are some serious issues to consider. In an age when you can do a degree in pretty much any subject (Twitter, anyone?), there is an argument that these degrees just aren’t worth it. I myself did a PR degree. Did it teach me how to do PR? It’s questionable!
However, what it did teach me was independence, confidence and how to boil an egg. With increasing numbers of twenty-somethings living at home because they can’t afford to get on the property ladder, those few years in a grotty shared house can be the only chance for young people to get a taste of freedom. Studying the ‘dynamics of persuasion’ may not have had an obvious effect on my ability to handle my day-to-day job, but living away from home taught me a lot of essential life lessons – who I am, what I want from life, how to survive living with seven other students and never to use Smart Price washing powder. Debt free or not, I just don’t think living at home would have had the same effect.