Tags: undergraduates

Female engineering undergraduates urged never to apologise for being ambitious

A huge turnout of career-minded undergraduate women attending the annual Engineer your future event last Friday were urged to be super-confident and never to apologise for being clever, ambitious or driven. The Keynote was given by Sandi Rhys Jones OBE, who has 35 years’ experience in construction and engineering, and she inspired the audience to…

Get out of my Facebook! Undergraduates tell employers

In a very recent survey of nearly 1,500 undergraduates through the leading careers site targetjobs.co.uk, university students said that they really didn’t want to interact with employers on Facebook and they certainly didn’t want to share with them the more personal details of their lives. This is against a background of huge Facebook use (only…

Undergraduates own up to cheating in selection tests

A recent survey of undergraduates discovered that students are cheating in the online selection tests that are used by nearly every large graduate recruiter.   The research was conducted by Work Group and based on the responses of 1,600 undergraduates, all members of the careers site targetjobs.co.uk . Students surveyed had either started or finished…

Spend Offa cash on interns, Wilson says

Money set aside for widening access should be used to subsidise internships for all students, according to a major review of the links between business and universities. The government-commissioned Review of Business-University Collaboration, published on 28 February and led by Sir Tim Wilson, former vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, says that all undergraduates should…