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'Graduates from newer universities should not be ignored'

Published: Wednesday, 14 April 2010   Category: Food and drink

Recent university leavers looking for graduate jobs in food and drink may be interested to hear the views of a university think-tank which says that employers should not make sweeping generalisations when assessing candidates from certain universities.

Pam Tatlow, chief executive of Million+, said that it was wrong to pigeon-hole students according to which university they went to and that employers should avoid making assumptions on university groups.

She added: "Most of these universities were teaching professionally focused courses and undertaking relevant research for many years before they were awarded university title.

"All UK universities are quality assured and the biggest difference between universities is not the quality or the skills of their graduates but the socio-economic background of their students."

She was speaking in response to a new guide to universities launched by the Association of Graduate Recruiters which aims to 'demystify' the various candidates available to them in the degree-level job market.

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