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The team at Gradplus are pleased to provide you with coverage of the key issues and stories in the graduate sector.

21/09/2007

Cash worry extends from graduates to undergraduates

Both graduates and undergraduates find themselves under massive financial strain because the student maintenance loan is far too low, experts have claimed.

The National Union of Students (NUS) suggests that the only way to address the problem is to increase the borrowed amount so students can make ends meet more comfortably. read more...

13/09/2007

University courses "dumbing down" standards

A leading member of the Welsh executive has accused the government of "dumbing down" university degrees.

The chairman of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT), Peter Morris, claimed in order to boost the number of graduates the government has distorted the value of further education. read more...

13/09/2007

Universities urged to churn out more mature graduates

Britain's universities have been told that they should tailor more of their courses towards mature students.

The plea came from John Denham, universities secretary, who is desperately trying to plug the skills gap. read more...

11/09/2007

Cut in funding for second degree graduates

University students hoping to continue in education by picking up a second degree will find it more difficult after decided government to cut the level of funding.

The changes will affect the students who are hoping to get another undergraduate degree or pick up another qualification at a lower level. read more...

05/09/2007

Commercial rate student loans 'unacceptable'

Charging students commercial rates of interest on learning loans would be 'unacceptable', the NUS have claimed.

Some commentators have suggested that badly needed university funding could be provided by charging student loans at typical rates, rather than the rate of inflation. read more...

30/08/2007

Student Facebook protest forces bank u-turn

HSBC were forced to abandon plans to scrap their interest-free overdrafts for student customers after a mass protest via social networking site Facebook.

The bank had initially decided to charge graduates 9. read more...

29/08/2007

Universities UK rejects 'non-courses' claims

Suggestions from the Taxpayers' Alliance that hundreds of British university courses are a waste of time and effort have been dismissed by Universities UK. read more...

17/08/2007

Professional study costs reach new highs

Study costs for professional careers in areas such as medicine and architecture have been subject to large increases, new research has discovered.

According to figures from the Children's Mutual, the costs for studying to become a doctor, solicitor, engineer, architect or nurse have rocketed over the past 12 months. read more...

13/08/2007

CBI: Bursaries needed to attract students to science

Cash should be offered to students as an incentive to study sciences at degree level, it has been suggested.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is urging the government to offer students £1,000 bursaries to help overcome the skills shortage in the area. read more...

09/08/2007

Banks should accept 'student responsibility'

Lenders should act more responsibly and not offer students excessive funds that they will not be able to repay, a high street bank has claimed.

With student debt on the increase it has been suggested that offering large overdrafts and credit cards to university applicants will only add to their graduate debt. read more...

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