Do we need the art "the" before the word "uni

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Dear teachers again,

I was wondering if we need the article "the" before the word "university" as in:

After graduating from (the or X?) unversity, I shall be 23 by then.


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No, you don't need the there. Additionally, you don't need by then at the end of the sentence. Thus, the sentence would be: "After graduating from university, I will be 23." (In AE we wouldn't use shall there.)

I hope that helps.

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But do note the use of 'the' in names:
Oxford University
The University of Oxford
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You'd also use 'the' when you were talking specifically about a univeristy and not thinking in terms of education and qualifications:
The university I went to is about two hundred miles from here.

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Thanks, Tdol, for mentioning everything I didn't.

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Had a free day at the computer and had time. ;-)
 
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