UK Graduates

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.

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?