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David beats Goliath in banking coup

31 Aug 2007

Students are this week celebrating after forcing a remarkable U-turn from a banking giant.There was student outrage recently after HSBC announced it would be scrapping free overdrafts for graduates - ...

Small firms to increase hiring

31 Aug 2007

The latest recruitment statistics should come as welcome news to those graduates looking for jobs with small firms.New research suggests that many small businesses in the UK are planning to increase r...

Gap students think they're "indestructible"

31 Aug 2007

Many students embarking on gap years don't buy travel insurance because they think they're "indestructible", according to one expert.Tom Griffiths, founder of gapyear.com, warned that in reality, it i...

Student's script made into film

30 Aug 2007

The film Reflections, which will premier at Manchester's Cornerhouse cinema, marks the achievement of a 16-year-old student.Ashok baker from South Shore scripted the 90-minute film after a work experi...

Reality student star wins university place

30 Aug 2007

The winner of an Indian reality talent hunt television show has been awarded the opportunity to earn n university engineering degree.Arvind Aradhya from Bangalore will study for the qualification at W...

Pay-as-you-go degree launched

30 Aug 2007

A pay-as-you-go degree has been launched by the Researcher Development Initiative (RDI) company.Its aim is to provide a university of Wales-equivalent BA Business degree online, whilst enabling its pa...

Knock for grad finance jobs?

28 Aug 2007

Students planning on a career in the financial sector are advised to keep a close eye on the job market.Experts have warned that as a result of the recent volatility of the international equity and cr...

Financial learning pays off

28 Aug 2007

Two students have won thousands of pounds in a fantasy investment competition.The ifs Uni Investor Challenge, run by financial charity the ifs School of Finance, is open to all university students in ...

£100,000 starting salary

28 Aug 2007

With house prices, living costs and student fees spiralling upwards, many students are now being forced to tackle ever-increasing debt mountains.Those who are looking for top-end salaries to pay all t...

Many accountants jump ship

24 Aug 2007

Students planning careers as accountants may be interested in the latest figures from the financial services sector.According to new research, many accountants feel that leaving their present company ...

Grads want freedom and riches

24 Aug 2007

Contrasting evidence is being produced about what graduates and other employees really want.A recent poll for accountants Ernst and Young found that graduates rated training opportunities more highly ...

Art grads sparkle

24 Aug 2007

A group of art graduates have turned their love of unusual jewellery into a good business idea.Four graduates of Edinburgh College of Art currently have their hand-crafted, usually one-off pieces on s...

Big Masters mark-up

23 Aug 2007

There is a "big mark-up" in starting salaries for those graduates with certain Masters, an education expert has emphasised.Jeremy Neathey, head of postgraduate training at the Economic and Social Rese...

More students forced to work

23 Aug 2007

Greater numbers of students are forced to work to make it through university, according to new research.The study, by Yorkshire Bank, found that around 40 per cent of students save for their future wh...

Grads rate training over cash

22 Aug 2007

Graduates see training and development as more important than cash, new research suggests.The poll, for accountants Ernst and Young, found that 44 per cent of respondents rated training opportunities ...

Millions of aspiring authors

22 Aug 2007

Writing is the most dreamt-of career in the UK, according to new research.A YouGov poll has found that more graduates and other Britons want to be authors than take on any other job.Nearly ten per cen...

Good news for banking grads

22 Aug 2007

The future looks bright for students planning to go into investment banking.A new survey by Financial News has revealed that global investment banks are hiring, on average, 13.5 per cent more graduate...

Record numbers get uni places

21 Aug 2007

The graduate job market looks set to be flooded with more applicants than ever in the coming years.A record number of school leavers had their university places confirmed following this year's A-level...

Degrees boost life income by £100,000

21 Aug 2007

A heart-warming thought for cash-strapped students - according to the government, the average UK graduate will earn £100,000 more than non-graduates over their working life.The Department for Innovat...

Social web has widened job hunt

21 Aug 2007

Social networking sites have widened the pool of contacts for students and other people looking for jobs, an expert has explained.Anne Fairweather, head of public policy at the Recruitment and Employm...

52% of students work to fund uni

20 Aug 2007

Some 52 per cent of UK students work during university to fund their studies, a new study has found.The first annual Halifax Student Finances Survey examined the financial status, habits and expectati...

Degree with 100% employment rate

17 Aug 2007

The University of Sunderland has claimed that one of its degrees offers a 100 per cent employment rate, according to the Sunderland Echo.The Sc (Hons) Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences degree offer...

Top A-Level results out today

16 Aug 2007

A-Level results have proven to be the best ever this year, with a record 25 per cent of students achieving grade A today.The precise figure, 25.3 per cent, marks an increase in A grades of 1.4 percent...

Work is around for top grads

16 Aug 2007

Top graduates with the highest grades are more likely to find work, a study has found.A survey of people who graduated from UK universities in 2005/06 revealed that those with lower degrees were more ...

Students should try IT careers, says BCS

16 Aug 2007

Students who have yet to determine their career should think about going into IT, the British Computer Society (BCS) said.The membership organisation for IT professionals said it is looking to encoura...

Degree costs around £35,000

15 Aug 2007

Students planning to matriculate in September expect their degree to cost £35,000, a new survey has revealed.Natwest, which questioned 1,020 17 and 18-year-olds, found that potential students believe...

Student designers do well

15 Aug 2007

Two student designers have been showing off their flair for sartorial success recently.Nadia Gargiulo, 18, and Michele le Ayres, 53, are both about to launch their design careers at the first Cambridg...

Vocational education gets thumbs up

14 Aug 2007

A new report has given vocational training the thumbs up when it comes to finances.The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that students who embark on vocational training when they are 1...

Graduate debt falls

14 Aug 2007

Graduate debt has fallen for the first time in six years, a survey indicates.An annual report from NatWest shows that upon leaving university graduates owe, on average, £12,363.That is a drop of six ...

Scottish students 'hardest working'

13 Aug 2007

Scottish students are the hardest working in the UK, a new survey is to reveal according The Scotsman.More than a third of Scottish students are employed for over 25 hours a week, meaning that they wo...

Student insurance cheaper in halls

10 Aug 2007

Students looking to save money on insuring their belongings are advised to live in halls if they have the option.Rhiannon Harris, a spokesperson for Endsleigh, recently explained that off campus insur...

Haggle for your salary, says expert

10 Aug 2007

Graduates considering job offers should "never take the first salary offered", according to one finance expert.New graduates may well be so grateful to get a salaried job that haggling over the detail...

Thousands fighting for academic jobs

10 Aug 2007

Students looking for academic and research jobs when they graduate face tough competition, the latest research suggests.Many university leavers are keen to enter the world of academia at graduate leve...

Pay rises hit 9 year high

09 Aug 2007

Pay rises for permanent employees have hit a nine-year high, new figures show.The July Jobs index from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG revealed an increase of 65.3 to salaries fo...

Grads should pick jobs with care

08 Aug 2007

University leavers might be tempted to pounce on anything resembling a salary - but they should consider their options carefully, according to one recruitment consultant.Several sectors of employment ...

Many parents not providing for college

08 Aug 2007

UK students face something of a grim financial future, if the latest research on their fee provision is anything to go by.A survey by F & C Investments has found that around 70 per cent of parents hav...

Work experience is vital, study suggests

07 Aug 2007

Work experience is vital to gaining jobs in most graduate careers, new research has suggested.A recent study by Milkround.com questioned almost 200 individuals who had taken part in work experience be...

Leeds students are better off

07 Aug 2007

Leeds is the most cost-effective place in Britain for students to study, new research has revealed.The Royal Bank of Scotland has just released its Student Living Index 2007 - a league table which ran...

Hunt for best young architect

06 Aug 2007

The search is on to find the best young architect of the year.It is one of several categories at this year's prestigious Leading European Architects Forum (Leaf) Awards.This year, the young architect ...

Grads are socially responsible

06 Aug 2007

For young professionals, the best job isn't necessarily all about the money, new research has suggested.The recent study, by BT, revealed that over one third of young professionals felt working for a ...

Corporate managers get satisfaction

06 Aug 2007

Students who haven't decided on a career may want to consider the results of the latest job satisfaction league table.The study, by researchers at the University of Bath, ranked 81 occupations by how ...

Students consider cabin crew roles

03 Aug 2007

Students wishing to become career high flyers have been offered a new and unique way to do so. Solihull College, in the West Midlands, is expanding its already popular flight cabin crew course, so tha...

Virtual cow helps student vets

03 Aug 2007

The University of Nottingham has purchased a £25,000 'virtual' cow's rear-end, in order to help students in their first year learning to practice rectal examinations.Along with the Royal Veterinary C...

Students become involved in researcher roles

03 Aug 2007

Deptford Green secondary school, in Lewisham, London, has reported on the positive results of its pilot scheme which allows students to develop the skills they need to be involved in the way that thei...

CV liars

02 Aug 2007

Up to 70 per cent of employees admit that they have lied on their CV, according to a new survey.A further 60 per cent say they have lied within a job interview, showing that candidates are barely any ...

Ulan launches journalism course with BBC

02 Aug 2007

The University of Central Lancashire (UClan) is partnering with the BBC to launch a new course for budding journalists who feel they are under-qualified for the profession.The one year foundation cour...

Internships do make a difference

02 Aug 2007

Internships do make a difference, according to a new survey from the Association of Graduate Recruiters. The association's graduate recruitment survey 2007 found that nearly half (46 per cent) of empl...

Grad business helps students

02 Aug 2007

A graduate has set up a novel business designed to help forgetful students.Daniel McCadden, a business and marketing graduate from Northumbria University, has found a way of helping others and making ...

Female grads choose work

02 Aug 2007

Britain's female graduates are choosing careers over motherhood in their early graduate years, new research has suggested.The study, published in the journal Research in Public Policy, found that arou...

UK students lack foreign skills

02 Aug 2007

Students in the UK may be missing out on useful overseas courses - and employment opportunities - because they don't speak the right language.The University and College Union (UCU) warned this week th...

Step forward for disabled work experience

01 Aug 2007

A national children's mobility charity is taking steps forward to make sure disabled students get access to the best work experience schemes. Whizz-Kidz is working with successful businesses to make s...

Law students excel at A levels

01 Aug 2007

Law students are more likely to achieve three As at A level but find the pace harder work at university as they are less likely to achieve first degrees than students in other subjects, a new study su...

Fashion students need business sense

01 Aug 2007

Fashion and design students would benefit from learning more about the "business side of things" during their degree, an industry expert has insisted.Laura Butler, the designer of independent fashion ...

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