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Graduates recommend going to university

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2012   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Despite the difficulties in finding a job and the high tuition fees, new research shows that 90% of graduates would recommend A-level students to study a university degree.

The site reed.co.uk recently surveyed over 1,000 Brits, 700 of whom attended higher education.

A great majority of graduates, nine out of ten, said it is worth going to university and assured they would recommend it to current 18-year-olds.

“Despite the rising costs of a university education and the often gloomy take on the graduate jobs market seen in the media, today's graduates still advocate the importance of their degrees,” commented Mark Rhodes of reed.co.uk.

“Three years or more studying in a university environment can have real benefits in terms of character and personal development, not to mention the value of a good degree. Combine this with a flexible, resilient and open-minded approach to finding work and it's not hard to see why employers continue to value the most successful graduates so highly.”

Different degrees and graduate jobs

Despite higher education, experience is considered valuable; figures also reveal that despite almost half of the respondents attending university, they would choose a different degree now.

In addition, statistics also show that 34% of those surveyed considered their degree to be “indispensable” to obtain their first graduate position. More than half (55%), however, assured university left them “better equipped” to find employment after graduating.

This news might encourage younger Brits to opt for university. According to recent figures published by the Universities Colleges and Admissions Service, the number of UK applicants who are due to enrol in university in the next academic year has fallen by 12%.

The drop is said to be due to a combination of tuition fees rising to unprecedented levels as well as people losing faith in the value of degrees generally.

Is important to take a university degree? Does it help to find a graduate job afterwards?

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