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Journalism students get scoops

31 May 2007

The future employment prospects of one set of journalism students look good after they made headlines almost immediately.An independent training company based in Brighton, called The Journalist Works,...

More jobs require degrees

31 May 2007

Both degrees and computer skills are more important than ever in the current job market, according to new research.If you are beginning to doubt the employment value of your university education - tak...

Principal calls for graduate tax

30 May 2007

The principal of a Scottish university has called for a graduate tax to be levied once students are in employment.Dr Brian Lang, principal of St Andrews University, has urged the Scottish Executive to...

Too many aspiring barristers

30 May 2007

There is an ongoing debate about the number of students aspiring to become barristers.The Bar Council recently produced a paper, focused on entry to the profession, which expressed the view that "over...

Teacher training costs "unacceptable"

29 May 2007

The campaign against the "unacceptable" cost of students' teacher training is gaining support.This week, Labour MP Paul Farrelly backed the campaign by the National Union of Students (NUS) and Nationa...

Samaritans tackles student stress

29 May 2007

As end-of-year university exams approach, large numbers of students will be experiencing stress, anxiety and even panic attacks about their futures, according to the Samaritans.The organisation has hi...

Students want internet jobs

29 May 2007

A recent survey has found that over three-quarters of students and graduates would like to work for an internet company.Some 78 per cent of respondents in the Milkround survey said they were attracted...

Huge growth in financial services

25 May 2007

Graduates wanting to enter the financial services sector are in luck - the financial jobmarket is bigger that ever before.As reported by Accountancy Age, Ernst & Young's ITEM Club has found that emplo...

"Finance" on national curriculum?

25 May 2007

Calls have been made to add financial education to the national curriculum.The skills levels of many graduates entering City jobs have been widely criticised of late - and now the government is being ...

IT placements work

25 May 2007

Many computing graduates are getting taken on after university by companies they did work placements with while they were students.This trend is particularly noticeable in the south-east. Here, severa...

Gap year numbers falling

24 May 2007

New research suggests that the numbers of UK students taking gap years are falling - as more and more worry about debt, personal safety and the environment.The Guardian has reported research by STA Tr...

Art students showcase talent

24 May 2007

The talents of some of the capital's best art students have been recognised by top professionals within the industry.A new exhibit, entitled Anticipation, has opened showcasing the work of 26 of Londo...

Google bans essay writing ads

23 May 2007

If you're thinking of earning a bit of extra money by "helping" other students with their essays - bad news. Google has announced it is to ban adverts for essay writing services.From next month, Googl...

Lawyers "very happy"

23 May 2007

Students thinking about a career in the legal professional should be pleased to learn that according to new research, lawyers are the happiest workers in the UK.They might traditionally have been view...

Students triumph at flower show

23 May 2007

Students have taken on the very best in an unusual form of horticultural work experience.Garden design students from University College Falmouth are celebrating after winning a bronze medal for their ...

Students triumph at flower show

23 May 2007

Students have taken on the very best in an unusual form of horticultural work experience.Garden design students from University College Falmouth are celebrating after winning a bronze medal for their ...

Knowledge economy "at risk"

22 May 2007

The UK's knowledge economy is at risk, according to a new report, partly because students are studying the wrong subjects.The report is entitled Delivering i2010: Ensuring the Right Conditions for an ...

Employer-led degrees "controversial"

22 May 2007

Government plans to allow employers to influence what degrees universities offer have been questioned by a leading educational thinktank.A recent government-commissioned study by Lord Leitch argued th...

Medical profession "on the edge"

22 May 2007

Medical students and junior doctors face continuing uncertainty about their future employment prospects, as the furore over the doctor recruitment system continues to escalate.Jim Johnson, chairman of...

NI graduates lack skills

21 May 2007

Many university graduates in Northern Ireland enter the workplace with an inadequate skills base, according to one councilor.Ian James Parsley, youth affairs spokesman for the Alliance Party, has said...

Chance of break in marketing

21 May 2007

Marketing students will soon have a new opportunity to gain valuable skills and work experience - while they're still at university.Students studying direct marketing are being offered the chance to p...

Short degrees can help students

21 May 2007

A new report has found that "fast-track" degrees can have practical and financial benefits for students.The concept of degrees lasting two years, rather than the normal three, has been well-received b...

Wanted: the next James Bond

18 May 2007

If you're looking to do something a little different after university, good news: MI6 are now placing newspaper recruitment ads.This week, for the first time, the Secret Intelligence Service will plac...

City demand outstrips supply

18 May 2007

It's a good time to be graduating if you want a job in the City.For the third month this year, job vacancy numbers in the City of London's financial services industry have outstripped supply.Robert Th...

Grads are influencing business

18 May 2007

The graduates most successful in business are those who combine technical know-how and commercial awareness, say employers.Mike McLean, head of the search division at IT recruitment firm Morgan Levy, ...

Student poverty means degrees suffer

17 May 2007

Students are being forced to put money before their studies, new research indicates.A survey by video recruitment website jobs2view has found that 68 per cent of UK students are letting their work suf...

Recruitment skills shortage

17 May 2007

Students graduating with recruitment qualifications and experience are well-placed to go far - because the recruitment industry is suffering from a severe skills shortage. As Onrec.com reports, a lack...

Recruiters on Facebook

17 May 2007

Facebook is more popular than ever - and recruiters know it. Employers looking for the most promising graduates have been scouring websites all over the net and have already established presences in v...

Blogs can be dangerous

16 May 2007

Employers are making greater use of the internet to check out potential candidates - and now applicants are beginning to fight back.Recent research shows that many employers go further than just "goog...

Finance student award

16 May 2007

The search is on to find the UK's top finance student.Website theACCOUNTANCYjob.com and the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) have launched the Financial Student of the Year Award 2007.The awar...

"Shambolic" MTAS abandoned

16 May 2007

At last there is some good news for medical students - the controversial Medical Training Application Service (MTAS) has been abandoned by the government.The system - designed to match junior doctors ...

Shy jobseeker makes his mark

15 May 2007

Dreading those graduate job interviews? One jobseeker has come up with a novel way of overcoming interview nerves - by sending employers a video profile of himself before he gets through their door.As...

Survey reveals discrimination

15 May 2007

Students and graduates feel ethnicity is the main cause of job discrimination, according to new research.Graduate recruitment website Milkround Online conducted a poll among students and new graduates...

Identity fraud: students at risk

15 May 2007

Students' "unique circumstances" make them particularly vulnerable to indentity fraud, according to one expert.James Jones, consumers affairs manager for Experian, explained why students are particula...

Get involved in Graduate Fashion Week

14 May 2007

If you're a fashion student, upcoming Graduate Fashion Week is the perfect place to network, swap ideas and get an idea of the competition.Recruiters and recruitment consultants from some of the bigge...

Beware of skeletons in "Google" closet

14 May 2007

In a world where the internet is king, recent graduates should be warned - just as everyone "googles" exes and enemies, now potential employers are googling you.Recent research shows that employers ar...

Graduates get nasty financial surprises

14 May 2007

New graduates are typically unaware of many major financial issues which can give them a nasty surprise.This is according to new information gathered by the Scotsman newspaper.The Scotsman spoke to re...

Supermarket recruitment launched

11 May 2007

Aldi has launched an undergraduate sponsorship programme.The company is offering University of Liverpool students the opportunity to take part in the Aldi Apprentice 2007, the Liverpool Echo reports.S...

Supermarket recruitment launched

11 May 2007

Aldi has launched an undergraduate sponsorship programme.The company is offering University of Liverpool students the opportunity to take part in the Aldi Apprentice 2007, the Liverpool Echo reports.S...

"Out of this world" work experience

11 May 2007

Hundreds of students have been given the chance to take part in some space-age work experience.The European Space Agency (ESA) brought together almost five hundred students from all over Europe to wor...

"Golden hello" for teaching graduates?

11 May 2007

Students studying to become teachers might soon find it a bit easier to pay off their debts - it has been suggested that some should receive "golden hellos" when they start work.Alan Johnson, educatio...

New media students build industry skills

10 May 2007

New media undergraduates at one university can now build practical experience and extensive portfolios while they study.Many industry sectors have complained in the recent months that they are sufferi...

New media students build industry skills

10 May 2007

New media undergraduates at one university can now build practical experience and extensive portfolios while they study.Many industry sectors have complained in the recent months that they are sufferi...

New degree offers police training

09 May 2007

A newly-launched degree course should help potential police recruits gain operational experience while they are students.The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has teamed up with Lancashire Cons...

Totally "virtual" degree launched

09 May 2007

If you'd like to become a student but have existing work or child commitments, the latest internet developments might be able to help you.A university has launched a totally "virtual" degree course in...

Totally "virtual" degree launched

09 May 2007

If you'd like to become a student but have existing work or child commitments, the latest internet developments might be able to help you.A university has launched a totally "virtual" degree course in...

Student lawyers embrace long-hours culture

04 May 2007

Almost half of all law students expect to work more than 50 hours a week after qualification, according to new research.Many newly-qualified lawyers work notoriously long hours - and this seems increa...

Industry searches for top electronics talent

02 May 2007

A leading information provider in the electronics industry has launched its search for the "Student Engineer of the Year".In association with Rapid Electronics, Electronics Weekly has invited universi...

Industry searches for top electronics talent

02 May 2007

A leading information provider in the electronics industry has launched its search for the "Student Engineer of the Year".In association with Rapid Electronics, Electronics Weekly has invited universi...

Connections help graduates get jobs

01 May 2007

The Guardian's university league table came out this week - and Manchester University topped the table in the field of civil engineering. The high employment success rate enjoyed by the department's g...

Connections help graduates get jobs

01 May 2007

The Guardian's university league table came out this week - and Manchester University topped the table in the field of civil engineering. The high employment success rate enjoyed by the department's g...

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