UK Graduates

For My Siblings, On Their Graduation

Rebecca Allen | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Allen

I was alone. No one told me what to do next. There were no helpful leaflets, or Welcome to Real Life packs... I cannot emphasise this enough: no one will give you any opportunity without you asking. Having a degree does not give you an automatic right to anything.

Flirting With Freelancing as a Graduate

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

There will be moments when you do a double take on your lifestyle... Just because there isn't a graduate scheme for it, doesn't mean you can't do the work you want to do. Go old school, send some emails, make some calls, and set yourself up... if you offer something good enough, the clients will come trotting.

Big Banks Are Threatening People With Dodgy 'Wonga-Style' Lawyers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest banks are hitting customers with legal threats from what appear to be independent lawyers, but are actually names used by the bank's...

Government's Student Loans Company Sent 'Wonga Style' Debt Collection Letters To Graduates

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government's Student Loans Company sent "Wonga-style" debt collection letters to graduates using a fictitious firm to threaten legal action, it ha...

It's In the Detail

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been about a week since I did my first blog post on here where I shared details of my latest collection, as well as some significantly down-played concerns about what on earth I'm going to do next with my shiny new MA qualification.

Ten Ways to Stop Yourself Going Broke as a Graduate

David V.H. Ellis | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David V.H. Ellis

Were the press to be taken at face value - always a terrible idea - it would seem only students have financial woes, as if every graduation ceremony involved not only a mortarboard and an awkward stumble across a stage but a cash prize too. If only...

Graduate Salaries: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

When looking at graduate jobs, the potential salary is likely to be one of the first things to catch your eye. For some students, earning as much ...

Taking Off My Fashion 'L Plates'

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

When I was choosing my GCSEs at school I remember thinking (very naively... naturally) "what can I choose that will help me get into the best fashion schools in the country?" That seemed to be the recurring question at every crossroads of my education and as I progressed the reality became more and more clear: this was going to be tough...

The End of the Academic Year Is Upon Us - With Both Students and Business Facing the Same Choices About 'Investing' in Future Capabilities

Leo Quinn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Across the country, tens of thousands of students are getting ready for the end of the academic year - and facing one of the most crucial decisions of...

Six Things to Consider Before You Travel

Anna Pitts | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Jet setting this summer? Taking a gap year? Before you skip to the travel agents or log on to EasyJet, take a few moments and read this to make sure you've fully thought your travel plans through.

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 08.06.2014 | 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 30.04.2014 | 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...