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Earn and learn hampering graduates
Monday, 17 September 2007
Graduates who had to work to fund their studies could be missing out on jobs because they failed to gain extra-curricular skills, experts have claimed.
According to the University and College Union, not participating enough in off-course activities could leave some graduates lagging behind others in the hunt to find work, the BBC reports.
Commenting on the problem, Sally Hunt, from the University and College Union, told the BBC: "A student who's had simply to work to live will not necessarily have had the choices to build their career and it means they're at a detriment immediately they go into the job market."
A recent study by Milkround discovered that more than 50 per cent of university students have to work a part-time job consistently.
Some 52 per cent of students work all year round and a further 23 per cent work in the holidays alone. 84 per cent of respondents claim that part-time work was essential to survival.