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Fears over nurse shortage

31 Jul 2007

Uncertainty over graduate employment prospects are putting many students off studying nursing at university, experts have suggested.As reported by the BBC, the number of students applying to study the...

Social networking can ruin prospects

31 Jul 2007

Information on social networking sites can indeed wreck graduate's job prospects, experts have warned.Steve Bailey, managing director of screening company BackgroundChecking.com, recently told Onrec.c...

30,000 new docs start tomorrow

31 Jul 2007

Changes in medical training have meant that junior doctors all over the country will begin their graduate careers on the same day.Over 30,000 junior doctors are expected to take up new posts tomorrow....

Students enjoy gardening success

31 Jul 2007

A group of students from Otley College have won recognition for their gardening abilities.The green fingered group picked up a National Skills Challenge gold medal for a garden creation.TV gardener Ch...

Fixed uni fees till 2009 helps students

31 Jul 2007

Students will not be burdened with higher top up fees before 2009, it has emerged.The maximum universities can charge students in top up fees will be frozen at £3,000 for the next two years, a minist...

Mixed teaching helps students with jobs

31 Jul 2007

Mixed teaching at primary schools helps prevent students from taking a gender-stereotyped outlook to the job market later in life, a study suggests. The Training and Development Agency (TDA) found tha...

Students help out at Luton

30 Jul 2007

A number of students have found temporary jobs this summer working at Luton airport.During the summer months, conditions at UK airports can get particularly busy.In anticipation of this, Luton has hir...

Chance for Scottish grads

30 Jul 2007

Businesses in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland are taking part in a scheme designed to provide graduate jobs.The Graduates for Business programme, run by Scottish Enterprise, is a new recruitment ini...

Beatle leads grad party

30 Jul 2007

Sir Paul McCartney this week led the celebrations at the arts school he set up to wish leavers well in their graduate careers.Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (Lipa) - also known as 'the Fame sc...

Rose-tinted financial specs?

27 Jul 2007

Both students and parents underestimate the cost of a university education, new research suggests.This year's school leavers will be off to university in a couple of months - but it might be a good id...

The CV - what not to do

27 Jul 2007

When applying for jobs, millions of eager applicants blow their chances as soon as they hand over their CV, according to a new study.A survey by technical and engineering recruitment firm NES Overseas...

The CV - what not to do

27 Jul 2007

When applying for jobs, millions of eager applicants blow their chances as soon as they hand over their CV, according to a new study.A survey by technical and engineering recruitment firm NES Overseas...

20% of students drop out

26 Jul 2007

Some 20 per cent of students on full-time university courses in England are likely to drop out, new figures indicate.Statistics in a report from the National Audit Office have shown that 28,000 full-t...

"Great progression" in small firms

25 Jul 2007

Graduates who choose to work for small businesses can expect to be given significant responsibility and rapid progression opportunities, one employment expert has advised.Dan Hawes, co-founder and com...

Social net recruitment "not appropriate"

25 Jul 2007

It is not appropriate for employers to look up applicants on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, one recruitment expert has said.Donna Miller is European human resources director at ...

Journalism student wins travel chance

24 Jul 2007

A journalism student has won a career-boosting trip to Sierra Leone.Iain Martin, a student at Cardiff University, will travel to the country to see how journalists there operate.Mr Martin was awarded ...

NE business finalists unveiled

24 Jul 2007

The final shortlist has been announced for the UK's leading regional university business planning competition.The Blueprint 2007 awards final will see ten student-based business finalists compete to t...

Oxford alters admissions policy

23 Jul 2007

Oxford University has 'refined' its admissions policy to try and discover bright students who come from poor-performing schools.A common perception of Oxford students, who bag some of the best-paid jo...

Funding won't benefit poorest students

23 Jul 2007

Funding won't benefit poorest studentsThe increases in student funding recently announced by the government won't help the poorest of students, according to financial experts.John Denham, secretary of...

NI grad teachers struggling

20 Jul 2007

Teaching graduates in Northern Ireland are struggling to find work, new figures suggest.Recent data from the General Teaching Council has shown that over a third of graduates who qualified as teachers...

Big Brother is watching Facebook

19 Jul 2007

More evidence has emerged that Facebook and other social networking sites are being monitored by those with the power to give graduates their dream jobs.A new survey by financial services recruiter Jo...

Skint students staying home

19 Jul 2007

Almost a third of young people starting university this year are planning to live at home to save money, new research suggests.The study by Lloyds TSB Scotland also found that worryingly, 34 per cent ...

Facebook 'spying' controversy

18 Jul 2007

Students expressed outrage this week, claiming university authorities were using Facebook to spy on them.Oxford University chiefs were accused of using photos on the social networking site as evidence...

Are students at home missing out?

17 Jul 2007

Students who choose to live at home are missing out, a new report has suggested.The study from social research agency Education Research Services (ERS) found a marked rise in the proportion of student...

Chance to work with luxury motors

17 Jul 2007

University leavers can now apply for a place on a Rolls Royce Motor Cars graduate programme.The luxury car firm recently launched the scheme, which will provide up to 15 graduates with the chance to j...

"Desperate scramble" for doctor posts

16 Jul 2007

Some 13,000 junior doctors could still be left without jobs after the first round of NHS recruitment in England.The Department of Health (DH) has announced that 85 per cent of such posts have been fil...

Degree in northernness

13 Jul 2007

Students can now go to university to learn about all things northern.The one-year Masters in Northern Studies, at Leeds Metropolitan University, will run from this September.The course, thought to be ...

Cash bonuses for Scottish postgrads

13 Jul 2007

Universities in Scotland have started to offer financial incentives for students to stay.Edinburgh University is offering 10 per cent off fees to recent graduates, while Aberdeen University is offerin...

Are you the next Sugar?

12 Jul 2007

A course has been launched to help potential entrepreneurs learn how to set up their own business.The Certificate in Business Enterprise is run by the International Association of Book-keepers, a lead...

It pays to be web-savvy

12 Jul 2007

Students who are experts on the net may want to consider a career in the field.New research has found that web developers' wages have shot up 26 per cent in the last year.A recent study by SkillsMarke...

Train to be a doctors' assistant

11 Jul 2007

Students can now train to be doctors' assistants, as the first UK universities have launched courses for the role.Although the job title is common in the US, the universities of Birmingham, Wolverhamp...

Students get marketing experience

11 Jul 2007

Students in Wales are now able to take part in a hands-on marketing experience.The first Chartered Institute of Marketing student branch has been set up in Cardiff.With the help of a £250 grant from ...

Students get marketing experience

11 Jul 2007

Students in Wales are now able to take part in a hands-on marketing experience.The first Chartered Institute of Marketing student branch has been set up in Cardiff.With the help of a £250 grant from ...

More jobs, less money for grads

10 Jul 2007

There are more jobs available for graduates, but salaries are starting to decline, new research has suggested.The survey, by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), revealed a 13 per cent increa...

Green degree launched

10 Jul 2007

Good news for ethically-minded students - a UK university has launched an MBA business degree in carbon management.The University of East Anglia, which claims the course is the first in the world, aim...

Graduate nurses unemployed

09 Jul 2007

Nursing students are finding it hard to get jobs when they graduate, new figures have suggested.A recent government census found that almost a third of new graduate nurses were still unemployed some s...

Blind in Business event

09 Jul 2007

Next month, Blind in Business will be holding an employment event specifically aimed at visually impaired undergraduates and graduates.On August 23rd and 24th, the annual Education to Employment diver...

More grants for poorer students

06 Jul 2007

A rare piece of good financial news for those at university: it has been announced that more students are to receive full grants for university living costs.The change means that students from familie...

Online hacks earn more

05 Jul 2007

News that might be of interest to journalism students: according to new research, online journalists often earn far more than their print counterparts.The survey, by media recruitment specialists PFJ,...

HSBC defends controversial grad overdraft

05 Jul 2007

An HSBC spokesperson has defended controversial changes to the graduate overdraft the bank offers, insisting they will help graduates realise there "is a cost to borrowing".HSBC caused consternation a...

Anyone for tennis?

04 Jul 2007

Drag those old tennis racquets out of the cupboard - a UK university is launching a degree course all about the game.The University of Central Lancashire has said its sports technology degree in tenni...

Student journalists crack case

03 Jul 2007

A journalism course has been launched that encourages students to crack real cases.The Masters course in Investigative Journalism, at the University of Strathclyde, is thought to be the first of its k...

"Underprivileged" doctors qualify

02 Jul 2007

A specialised degree course aimed at bright students from underprivileged backgrounds has seen its first students qualify as doctors.The extended medical degree programme (EMDP), run by King's College...

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