Like my former MD always said, remove the 'non', and take the 'sense'. Either way, it's all;
Pity? C'mon. You write pretty well. Simple.
I have met lots of working employees who didn’t attend University but have spent the past four years making money and honing their workplace skills while amassing little to no debt. Not going to University certainly doesn’t jive with what our parents and teachers drummed into us growing up. But it begs the question: does it really pay to go to University? Is it worth earning a minimum of a four-year University degree, at least financially speaking? (That's another story all together as there’s no simple answer).
The fact is for a long time now I no longer see any relationship between attending a University and being well thought or educated. I have a family friend who has a Masters in Computer Science but got married to a guy that's got just SSCE. No pressure or whatsoever. He writes and speaks fluently.
Just as @87_chuks mentioned, it very well may still hold. In fact you could still grasp some vital info from a certain thread here on Radar with similar theme. SEE HERE
Hence, your question is a valid one and even graduates yearn to get insight on how they can utilize such opportunities.
PS. The days of trading in our degree certificate for a nice safe job offer are fading out, and who knows if they will ever return. It is simply not enough to graduate anymore, the world demands more from us – you are the future, the next generation of entrepreneurs, design-thinkers, hyper-specialists and cultural agitators. We all have a role, a responsibility…it is no longer about the world of the design…. it is about the design of our world!
Go forth and make your dreams come true @ngc