the university of life

the university of life

The informal education one receives by learning from one's experiences, both good and bad, rather than a formal educational institution. My uncle might not have made it past grade school, but he's learned more from the university of life than most of our professors. A proper education is indeed important, but do not neglect the lessons you receive from the university of life.
See also: life, of, university

the university of life

the experience of life regarded as a means of instruction.
See also: life, of, university
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He'd graduated with high honours from what was then called the University of Life.
From 2000 to 2004, he was elected Voru County Governor, then member of the Estonian Parliament, and from 2007 was again the Rector of the University of Life Sciences.
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We may knock it but the university of life can offer its students a wealth of knowledge so long as they're the sort of people who're ready, willing and able to make the best of it.
Once he has graduated from the University of Life, he may someday realise the heartache that has been foisted on these poor souls.
I have grown up with the University of Life where facts outweigh prayer.
Due to the fact that my only university education is in the university of life, people don't listen to me.
But graduates of the university of life are rarely apologetic about their background.
ANYONE who has been to the university of life will have learned a couple of things.
Although not an academic graduate, Ms Robinson's revelations in her tell-all autobiography clearly indicate she has graduated from the university of life with a double starred first cum laude in every degradation from alcoholism to being legally branded an unfit parent.
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Why should we continue to suffer to give transient residents experience in the University of Life when it comes at a heavy price?
Student destined for a bright academic future opts for classes at the university of life, bedazzled by the guile an older man.
Organisations from Rolls-Royce to the NHS will be offering students an insight into the university of life next week.
It is my great honour today to accept an honorary degree from the University of Life.
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