UK Graduates

Which Degrees Lead To The Highest Paid Jobs?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Following the tuition fees hike, more and more students are no doubt factoring in graduate wages in deciding what course to study at university. So wh...

WATCH: A Day In The Life Of A L'Oreal Graduate Trainee

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's all very well hearing about all these graduate programmes, but what's it actually like to be on one? Well you're about to find out. As part of...

Get Inspired - Choose a Career in STEM

Dr Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Coorous Mohtadi

If you were asked to draw a scientist, what would it look like? An image resembling Einstein, perhaps? Same question; but this time an engineer. Would you draw a man with a spanner? And would a computer scientist look like a guy who's keen on science fiction and junk food, working alone in a dark room?

L'Oréal's HR Director Tells On How To Get Hired As A Graduate Trainee

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We hear from Isabelle Minneci on what L'Oréal looks for in their graduates, and why one of their placements might just be the right fit for you.. ...

Black? Asian? Your Chances Of A First Are Lower Than Your White Peers

The Huffington Post UK | Indigo Ellis | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Black and Asian students are less likely to achieve a 2:1 or 1st than their white peers, even though they have the same A-level grades, a recent study...

The Best Cities To Live In After You Graduate

The Huffington Post UK | Conrad Jarman | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

For all the final-year students around the country, graduation is now only a stone's throw away. For the last few months you've almost certainly h...

It's Time for the UK Government to Take Serious Action for Graduate Employment

Max Sobell | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
Max Sobell

The UK is a massively ageing population, and whilst I am not advocating letting grannies freeze to death, there does need to be a redistribution of money from somewhere towards providing young people with opportunities. Young people are ultimately the future drivers of an economy and we should be investing in their future, whilst attempting to diversify our economy.

Are We Wasting Entrepreneurship Education on the Young?

Michelle Wright | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

A new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Micro Business has called for better integration of entrepreneurial skills at all levels of education. It's a good report that suggests combining the best of Government, academia, the business community and charitable initiatives to achieve a coordinated programme.

Realiversity

Sophia Parsons | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parsons

Last night after I got in from work I made my dinner, spoke to my flatmates, watched a BBC iPlayer and went to bed. Tonight I'll get in from work, make my dinner, speak to my flatmates, watch BBC iPlayer and go to bed. Tomorrow I'll more than likely get in from work, make my dinner, speak to my flatmates, watch BBC iPlayer, and then (shock horror) go to bed.

Quarter Of Graduates Earn LESS Than Former Apprentices

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More than a quarter of graduate employees earn less than workers who have completed an apprenticeship, official figures show. The figures showed th...

How Propagandists Manipulate the Facts to Sell the University Dream

Ed Pinkney | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ed Pinkney

It was the blog's lackadaisical attitude towards student wellbeing that got to me. The way it claims that higher education has "been shown" to benefit the 'health and well-being' of students, without providing a shred of evidence... But it's the misleading employment claims that show how far propagandists are prepared to go to sell university places.

Industrialists Need to Make One New Year's Resolution - Bet on the Next Generation

Leo Quinn | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Now we have said goodbye to 2013, there will be many personal New Year resolutions made as we stride forward into 2014. Those in business will be looking at how they can improve operations, set new targets, meet new goals.

Harnessing and Nurturing Talent Will Help Women Climb the Career Ladder

Donna Miller | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Miller

There continues to be much conversation about the lack of women reaching senior leadership roles and rightly so. As a nation, despite the many and varied diversity initiatives which businesses have introduced, we still don't seem to be making much progress.

What We Talk About, When We Talk About Engineering

Phil Smith | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK
Phil Smith

It's also an unfortunate fact of recessionary Britain that, with each vacancy often drawing hundreds of applicants, it's largely safe to say there are fewer jobs than there are job seekers. There are, of course, a few notable exceptions and - given a certain understandable bias on my part - it's pleasing to note that the engineering industry is one of them.

Asa Bennett

What Will Osborne Do For Young People Like Michael?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Politics

Michael left university with a 2:1 in economics, backed up by a glittering array of A levels and GCSE results. The 21-year old, however, has since spe...

Lucy Sherriff

Lib Dem MEP Advertises Up To Six MONTHS Unpaid Internship

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Correction: The headline of this article has been changed to clarify the internship is for up to six months. A Lib Dem MEP is advertising an intern...

I'm an Arts Graduate and I Turned Down a Good Job

Kirsten Parnell | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirsten Parnell

I'm well aware that I'm not in a position to be picky. There are a lot of people who are quite good at doing things with words. So when, a few weeks ago, I was offered a full-time position as a 'document writer' for a small but growing company, you'd expect me to have jumped on it. I turned it down.

Five BILLION Unaccounted For After Government 'Loses Track' Of Students Who've Borrowed Money

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

More than £5bn is unaccounted for because the government has lost track of students who borrowed the money to pay for university tuition fees, it has...

So Why Are 47% of Graduates Working Non-Graduate Jobs?

James Howell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Whether it's experience or proven skills, employers have been setting higher application requirements as to limit the amount of graduates that would be accepted. I would argue that this is also a result of the economic crash.

WATCH: Why Being A Recent Graduate Sucks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It's official. Being a recent graduate sucks. But instead of boring you with endless stats, figures and "expert comment", we thought you'd like to wat...

Will The Gender Pay Gap Ever Be Closed?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Three times as many young women are employed in low paid, low skilled jobs than 20 years ago, according to a new report commissioned by the Trades Uni...

Student Pleads With Public To Help Him Raise £25,000 To Graduate

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student has turned to the public to help him pay his £25,000 debt which needs settling in order for him to graduate. Ackeem Ngwenya, originally ...

The Mid-Milkround Malaise

James Howell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

The first thing to remember is that schemes tend to be open for the next month or so at least. Most schemes do not tend to close until late December or even the start of January. However, it is known that companies, like BP for example, operate on a first come first served basis and will close their application when the places are filled.

UK Universities and Colleges Come Together to Promote the Value of Higher Education

David Willetts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Willetts

Throughout the week, universities and colleges threw open their doors for open days and public events to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to consider applying to university or college. It's a great example of the Government and higher education sector working collaboratively...

Everyone's Free (To Spend Time Figuring Out Their Career)

Jameela Jamil | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jameela Jamil

Here are my suggestions on what to do with the next year. Take a step back and really think about what you want from the next 40 years of work. It's a long time to be doing anything, so don't rush it. Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Learn everything you can.