More people may be heading to university this year with more places available than ever before. But will some people aim to opt out of continuing education, or simply have a break in between?
Gap years may be seen as an option, but does the life experience outweigh the expense?
Leonie Martin from Raleigh International says that the skills learnt will help employability.Raliegh International have had the like of Prince William take part on one of their but she ensured that their work is not only aimed at privileged members of society. Alvin, a youth worker in London believes that more should be done to encourage equal opportunities.
Emily Reed went on a 10 week trip that cost £3000, but she managed to raise the money for it in an alternative way.
Adele Ashiru took a year out between university years as she realised she needed to stand out.