I suppose it really depends on what type of career your child wants to go into. Some careers you have to go to university for (Law/Medicine/etc) and others you don't. I personally didn't go to university however my brother did and he now has a degree in
IT. The funny thing is though, my husband also works in IT in a very similar role to what my brother does now. The difference is my husband has no degree in IT but earns twice as much as my brother does. This is due to the experience he has had in his position
which my brother lacks due to time spent in university. My husband and i have set up a savings account for my little boy for the future and if at the time he decided uni is for him then we have the money for it, however if he decides it is not for him he can
use it for something equally as important.