UK Graduates

The Post-University Hangover Year

Flo Simpson | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Simpson

This year essentially feels like a very bad hangover after three years of being made to feel special, having your intellect constantly stroked, and being part of one of the most privileged institutions on earth.

The United Kingdom Is United in Name Only

Shazia Awan | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

We shouldn't aim to be "tolerant." Tolerance is not good enough. Let acceptance and fairness be our goals. We must overcome the unease of talking about race honestly and bypass this hideous false sense of cultural sensitivity and political correctness. It's taken us backwards, not forwards.

Reality Of Being A Graduate

Schobya Nimalarathan | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Schobya Nimalarathan

Whether I like it or not, I am constantly questioning myself whether my degree is a blessing or a curse. Maybe in 10 years I may be able to get my dream job but for now it will have to remain ...

10 Tweets That Sum Up Living With Your Parents After Graduating

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As graduates up and down the country say goodbye to their university town, lectures, exams, and that damp mould in the bathroom, it is a time of huge ...

Adding a String to the Bow

Paul Clayton | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

So perhaps a drama school that endeavours to train its students how to be an actor, should enlighten graduates as to just what is possible. Promotional work, corporate work, work that uses the skills they have learnt as actors to engage with the public. Somebody has to wear that Sponge Bob Square pants suit in the shopping mall on a Saturday afternoon. How much better for all concerned if it's somebody who can really make it look fun.

Companies Prepare to Battle for IT Graduates

Anthony Sherick | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

I was given a tour of a secondary school recently by a couple of very passionate and articulate students. We were looking on behalf of my son. I aske...

Why Aren't More Graduates Considering Careers With Start-Ups?

Morwenna Jones | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Morwenna Jones

Six months ago, I lost my job. Sitting in an office with the CEO and Founder of the company I'd been working for, I heard the words no graduate wants to hear: "We're sorry, but we can't keep you on".

Oscar-Winning Director Stuns Graduates With Dropout Tale

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Director Oliver Stone has told University of Connecticut graduates of the academic failures that led him to drop out of school - before he launched hi...

This Proves The Impact Family Wealth Has On Your Future

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Graduates from well off families earn significantly more after leaving university than students from poorer backgrounds, a huge new study has found. T...

Why I Deleted Internships From My Graduate Job Search: 2016 Graduate Advice

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

Within the creative industry there is a perception that graduates are desperate. Certain professions like those within medical industries wouldn't dr...

Ways To Blow Your First Ever Christmas Bonus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

For the majority of students working part-time, a Christmas bonus is about as realistic as Santa Claus. But, now you're settled into to your first...

Why You Should Be Focusing on Life Experience as Well as Academiss

Matt Eastlake | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Eastlake

There's no denying the importance of trying hard at school and aiming for good grades. However, new research has shown that 60 per cent of businesses rate life experience to be just as important as a strong academic track record.

Aston University Presents: Carbon Week... Wait, Carbon What?

Katie Grace | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

As corny as it may sound, you get out of life what you put into it, and Carbon Week is a great example of this principle. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 20 years, and offering Carbon Week to students like myself is another way of helping us to increase our awareness and be one step ahead of the game.

A Conveyor Belt Age? Ofsted's Apprenticeship Report and the Need for a 'Year of Service'

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK
Sophie Livingstone

Young people hear so much about the need to do well in their exams but virtually nothing on the need to invest in themselves as people, and yet that's what will set them up for success in the workplace--and in life. Young people face so many challenges during their transition to adulthood and employment. Giving them the tools to do that successfully is surely the responsibility of our society. Ofsted's report should be a wake-up call to make that a reality.

Why You Should Visit North Korea to Boost Your Job Search

Sara Jones | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Jones

I am a humanities graduate. I spent tens of thousands of pounds to read things at University College London with the occasional hour spent reading things with a professor in the room at the same time. The received wisdom is that this kind of degree is actively harmful in securing a career and that anybody who doesn't choose Science is doooooooooomed...

If You Want to Support Social Mobility, Measure It

Donna Miller | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Donna Miller

Government, not for profits and think tanks are starting to bring evidence to light that businesses need to be involved in providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds. We are now seen as part of the solution to financial inequality.

Expert Tips to Kick Start Your Graduate Career

Vicky Bullen | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Bullen

It is a long time since I was a graduate, but I regularly work with grads as we run a 'fellowship' graduate training programme in our business. So I asked our current grads and a few of my 'nearer graduate age' colleagues at my agency, Coley Porter Bell, what advice they would give a grad going into their first career job.

Careers Advice for Young People Needs Our Attention

Neeha Khurana | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neeha Khurana

We recognise that if we want to keep ahead, we need to demystify the preconceptions that surround the world of work. And as responsible employees, it is our duty to help inspire and educate the next generation, so that they can make informed decisions about their futures.

The Top 10 Subjects To Study If You Want To Get A Job After You Graduate

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you're considering spending an eye-watering £9,000 a year on your university education, then you're definitely going to want some reassurance you ...

Top Tips for Preparing for Your First Interview

James Reed | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

The interview process varies for every job - some may request a phone interview, and others a Skype interview - but most commonly, potential employers will invite you to the workplace to meet up face-to-face.

Bad News If You're Looking For A Graduate Job

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's job market is failing to keep up with the number of graduates leaving University each year, with more than half taking on low-skilled work, ...

Burnham Pledges To Scrap Tuition Fees, Ban Unpaid Internships And Introduce Graduate Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has pledged to scrap tuition fees, introduce a graduate tax and ban unpaid internships. The shadow health ...

Ernst & Young Removes Degree Classification From Entry Criteria As There's 'No Evidence' University Equals Success

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Ernst & Young, one of the UK's biggest graduate recruiters, has announced it will be removing the degree classification from its entry criteria, sayin...

Dear Graduates

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Long story short, my life has been pretty much mapped out up until now. And in some ways it's liberating to not know what's coming next. But it's also completely terrifying. So can anyone provide me with some reassurance or advice or anything really? Am I alone in feeling like this? Will things work out? What do I do next?

Graduates, It's Okay to Not Have It Right Yet

Jasmine Andersson | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Andersson

I received a stark social media reminder that it was a year since I had graduated. Although Time Hop has always managed to greet me at the most inconv...