Labour is to force a parliamentary vote to scrap the government’s latest rise in university tuition fees on Wednesday in what it believes is a binding motion.
At the University of West London, 96 per cent of graduates are in employment within 6 months of graduation. The Dean of the Claude Littner Business School talks to us about how the University best readies its graduates for employment.
Less than half of students are confident that their university education will secure them a graduate-level job that will enable them to pay off their debts, according to new research.
A Freedom of Information request by Varsity magazine, has discovered that of the 101 staff paid £140,000 or more at the University of Cambridge in 2015, only 11 were women.
Women working full time are paid less than men in 90 percent of sectors, with those working in financial and insurance among the worst affected, government research has found.
Earlier this year it was revealed that large UK firms will be levied with a new tax to help fund the government’s promise of adding 3 million apprentices to the UK workforce by the year 2020. This huge step for apprenticeships must surely mean that the government believes this is the way for the future, as opposed to three years in lecture halls followed by potentially years of debt?
Apprentices who gain a level 5 qualification can earn up to £50,000 more than those who choose to go to university. Figures compiled by the Boston Reporting Group and analysed by the Sutton Trust found exceptional apprentices can earn up to £1.5 million over the course of their careers beating the typical graduate from a non-Russell Group Institution.
With the increase in people seeking apprenticeships as an alternative to an expensive university education, the Industry Skills Board (ISB) working in conjunction the City & Guilds Group, is now calling for a more coherent apprenticeship application system.
University recruitment fairs have always attracted large numbers of businesses and students alike but are they becoming less popular?
This year marks the graduation of the first students who had to pay £9,000 a year in tuition fees – and, worryingly, ComRes recently revealed that half of them feel their degrees weren’t worth the money.
Academic qualifications have been becoming less of a priority in graduate recruitment for some time, with two thirds of employers saying work experience is more important for assessing skills and potential.
Planned cuts to Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) could have a detrimental impact on the academic and employment prospects of affected students, according to a poll of 200 students with disabilities, carried out by the disability support specialist Randstad Student & Worker Support. Unless universities can find replacement funds in time, the proportion of disabled students…
Partners in the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms are no longer from the privileged classes with new research in fact finding they are engines of social mobility. Those who become partners at the Big Four – Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and KPMG – can expect to become millionaires, with some mixing with politicians and celebrities.…
Qualifications are less likely to be checked the further away from graduation day a candidate gets, but the Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD) warns of temptation to embellish on CVs due to pressure from the new ‘2.1’ wave of graduates. Of the 20,288 enquiries received since HEDD – the government-backed degree verification service – launched…
Confidence in the recovering UK economy has not filtered down to school pupils, according to new research from AIA Worldwide and the Student Room. Almost six-in-10 (58%) under 18-year-olds believe it will be difficult to find work when they leave school, while more than a third (35%) already predict that they will need to settle…