It's that time of year again, when we must all sober up, dig out those scrawled lecture notes from Michaelmas, and try and convince ourselves to be productive, all in the name of future success. But does this painful, depressing, largely fruitless exercise actually benefits? Could we be having new experiences and learning new, arguably more useful, things outside the library? In this debate, Cambridge students take on Cambridge graduates to discuss whether any of this is worth it. ***** PROPOSITION ***** Ken Cheng is an ex-Cambridge dropout turned professional poker player. Last year he was a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Charlie Palmer graduated in 2014. Something of a polymath, he has since gone on to be extremely successful in his chosen fields of comedy, international relations, environmental technology and lying. Imogen Sebba graduated with a 2:1 and is now living in her parents' attic, so is probably qualified to speak for neither side of this debate. She recently co-founded Tweedle, a production company for live comedy. ***** OPPOSITION ***** Finn McRedmond is a third-year classicist at Peterhouse. She is a thoroughly average speaker, with thoroughly average life prospects, and has hence decided to speak in this debate. Mark Bittlestone was born in 1993 in southwest London. He is now reading management studies at Pembroke College. Will Dalrymple is a third-year English student, not to be confused with successful historian William Dalrymple. Will is 21, but looks 28.