UK Graduates

Graduates: Do We Only Live at Home for the Money?

Esther Hayden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Hayden

Frequently in modern times the only context in which we read about young people is through the media portrayal of graduates in financial difficulty or with a lack of appropriate employment. But what about hard working youngsters, actively trying to achieve their goals?

Tories are Destroying Cameron's "Land of Opportunity

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

David Cameron's conference address may have been a long way from that sweaty room behind the church hall, but his tone was exactly the same: Overbearing, condescending, burnished with a membrane deep veneer of sincerity. We all know the world doesn't owe us a living Dave. We've been living in it all our lives.

Modern Interviewing Formats You Might Be Faced With

James Howell | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Gone are the days of sending off a CV and then waiting for the telephone to ring with the offer of an interview. Employers are starting to utilise modern technology when it comes to interviewing potential employees...

Why Don't I Have a Job?

Damilola Odelola | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Damilola Odelola

Yes, there may be some graduates who are lazy and bring their unemployment on themselves, but there are many of us who aren't and can't afford to be. We try, we work hard, we have good grades, we show initiative, we are creative, we are dynamic, and we might be funny. So why are we unemployed?

Yorkshire Graduates Spend Seven Hours A WEEK Making Tea In First Job

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Graduates will need to brush up on their tea-making skills as university leavers in some areas will spend up to seven hours a week making tea and coff...

HOW Large Is The Home Office's Visa Bid Backlog?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics

A backlog of more than 9,000 applications for entrepreneur visas built up after immigration officials failed to predict a surge in interest in the rou...

Five Ways to Make Your Final Year Count

James Howell | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Congratulations you have made it into your final year at university. If it hasn't already, the dread will kick in and you will realise that it's all coming to an end... You shouldn't panic though, you've got a year left and it will be over before you know it, it is worth facing the challenge head on.

'We Want Top Graduates To Start Their Business Here'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers have launched a scheme to help entrepreneurial graduates from around the world move to Britain and start a business. The Sirius Programm...

Postgraduates 'More Likely' To Find Work And Be In Good Jobs, Report Reveals

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Postgraduate degrees should not be seen as a "delaying tactic" to finding a job as those who study them are more likely to secure work, a report has f...

The Outlook May Seem Gloomy, But Could Today's Young People Grow Up to Be Our Greatest Generation?

Stephen Greene | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Greene

With an increasing pressure on jobs and university places, a need for more extracurricular skills above and beyond academic, and the current economic climate, it's no surprise that recent research by us revealed that half of British teenagers worry that they'll be less successful than their parents.

Is There Enough Postgraduate Funding Available to Students in the UK?

Adam Grunwerg | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Grunwerg

In order to keep postgraduate levels up in the future and remove any threat of a bottle neck in the higher education system, the government will need to a) lower the costs of study or provide more funding options, b) increase the number foreign students enrolling here in the UK and c) provide a better job of promoting and justifying a postgraduate education to both students and employers.

Irish Graduates Debunk Myth That Higher Education is a Worthwhile Investment

Maeve Dunne | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Maeve Dunne

Ireland has been reported to be 'the most educated country in the EU'. This contrasts with a report which identifies Irish youth as the most underemployed in Europe. What does this mean for Irish youth who have invested in higher education with the promise of a better, brighter future?

Government Must Do More to Fund Postgraduate Study

Louise Bond | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Bond

Today, I have had to defer my place until September 2014 and belatedly join many of my fellow-graduates still in the search for full-time work. The reason for this last minute deferment was that, having exhausted every possible option, the deadline to pay the first installment of course fees arrived and I did not have the money.

What Will It Take?

James Dunn | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Dunn

This move by graduates to turn away from traditional offers of work is to me the real hope for my generation's future. While the amount of graduates searching for jobs still vastly outweighs the vacancies in the traditional market we need to encourage and support those willing to create their own jobs.

Taking the First Step in the Right Direction

Jameela Jamil | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jameela Jamil

In the last month we have heard the news that youth unemployment fell by around 20,000 in the three months up to May. There is clearly a long way to go but people seem to be feeling a bit more optimistic about the job market for the first time in years. It feels great to know that more people are finding work and gaining the experience, not to mention self-confidence, that they need. However, while finding a job can be a great boost, especially if someone has been struggling to gain employment, it doesn't mean that happiness automatically follows.

Taxi For Emma

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An unemployed graduate frustrated by a lack of interviews has gone to new lengths to find a job by advertising her CV in a London black cab. Emma C...

Looking to the Future of Farming

Judith Batchelar | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Judith Batchelar

Last month the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills announced the Agricultural Technologies Strategy, a £160million investment that will bring new opportunities to the industry - both for young people and established farmers - and pave the way for much needed innovation and development

Answering That Killer Question

James Howell | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

A recurring theme that employers mentioned was candidates not being able to explain why they want the job. Interviewers really enjoy this question, not because they like to see the interviewee squirm, but it gets some great information out of them.

Charity Sector Must Address Criticisms Following Six Figure Salary Revelations

Mischa Wilmers | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Mischa Wilmers

How charitable is the charity sector? It depends who you ask. If you are the executive of one of Britain's leading foreign aid charities you are likely to give a positive answer, but then you would be a beneficiary of this generosity of spirit. If, however, you are one of thousands of unpaid interns currently working for free for charities across the UK, you might be inclined to disagree.

Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

It has become regular media fodder to bemoan the current employment market for young people. We rattle off the statistics with such frequency that we forget that behind each number is a fresh and eager young person seeing their future and their potential, drift further out of their grasp.

Getting Lucky at Work

James Callander | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
James Callander

There are things outside of our control that affect our luck which can have an arresting effect on career prospects. Let's break down what feeds into making us lucky:

Why Being a Runner in Film and TV Is So Important

Matt J Gallagher | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt J Gallagher

It's the bottom rung of the ladder and the most common route into the industry...Lots of people hate being a runner and try to either bypass the stage or get promotion as quickly as possible - but you need to embrace it, find the positive angle and treat it as a vital part of your education.

Careers: There May Be a Gap in the Market, But Is There a Market in The Gap?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugh Salmon

And so, as we enjoy our short, hot summer, a new generation of university graduates return their rented gowns and mortar boards and head off into the big, wide world... some, young as they are, will have a business idea that will change the world.

Calling Universities for Clearing 2013: What to Ask and What to Avoid

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
John MacLachlan

It's that time of year when students the length and breadth of the country wait with baited breath to hear if they have been successful in attaining the necessary grades to get into the university of their choice. For many, the outcome won't be as they had hoped (or expected), in which case, it's time to turn their attentions to Clearing 2013!

University Graduation: A Message to the Class of 2013

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gabrielle Leimon

I dedicate this post to everyone who is graduating this year. Congratulations class of 2013. University education is an uphill run but you got there eventually. Be proud in remembrance of all you've managed to achieve and hopeful as you look to the future. I hope that it holds great things for you