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Is University Still The Best Route To A Desirable Career?

Maddalaine Ansell | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maddalaine Ansell

For students who already know what job they want to do, a degree apprenticeship may present the best of both worlds. The number of places and range of subjects covered is still quite small compared to a standard undergraduate degree but, if you are lucky, it can present an opportunity to learn while you earn...

Why You Should Visit North Korea to Boost Your Job Search

Sara Jones | Posted 13.10.2016 | 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...

Why You Shouldn't Be Enthusiastic in a Job Application

Sara Jones | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK
Sara Jones

In our society, if you want something, you go out and buy it. Getting a job is one of the few instances where money is completely irrelevant. A job is quite literally priceless, so at some point someone is going to reject you from a dream opportunity and there'll be nothing you can do about it. For once in our consumerist society, wanting isn't getting...

Powering the Next Generation of Technologists

Luis Alvarez | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

At this time of year, with the latest devices and gadgets packed, parceled and delivered, it's easy to take for granted all the astounding innovations...

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.

Surviving Career Fairs

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

There is a curious phenomenon not at all restricted to my university known as the Careers Fair. Here, barely a day goes by where there is not some new fair rolling into town. Today was the Internship Fair. The last one was the somewhat dry and strangely indefinable occupation known as 'consulting'...

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?

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

Law School: The Default Career Choice

Brian John Spencer | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Seven years ago I entered law school and five years later I left law school jobless. I also left law school without a day of practical experience; without an ounce of interview experience or even the faintest idea of what it was actually like to practice law.

At Facebook Value: Graduates, Employers and Social Media

Francesca Mitchell | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Mitchell

As young people in the twenty-first century, it is a well-established fact that we seem virtually unable to survive without our daily - or indeed hourly - fix of social media. However, as social media reaches such an elevated status in every field from business communications to library-bound procrastination, debates about the appropriateness of its uses show no signs of abating.

Wurst in Europe? How the UK Can Learn From German Internships

Andrew Scherer | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

The German approach places a clear value on investing and training young prospective employees and has seen the country develop a nation- and business-wide commitment to helping young adults transition between the role of student and professional.

Is Unpaid Work Building a Wall Around the Creative Industries?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Shepherd

For those who want to work in television, radio, PR or as journalists, they all have to undergo the same routine. For many recent graduates out there wanting to forge a career in their chosen industry doing this type of unpaid work, in some cases for up to 12 months, just isn't practical as it's just not financially viable.

Saying No to Nepotism

Andrew Scherer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

With more graduates than ever looking to kick start their careers, we at Inspiring Interns are incredibly excited to see what becomes of O2 and Bauer Media's "GoThinkBig" initiative.

The Great Student Bubble: Is the University Degree Now a Worthless Asset?

Brian John Spencer | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

With young people graduating all around the country Brian takes a hard look at the realities that confront the common graduate - a section of society under a looming demographic crisis.