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Graduates to boost job prospects by short study abroad

Published: Friday, 15 January 2010   Category: Life after graduation

A group of university students are to improve their prospects of finding a graduate job in the future by spending a few months abroad to enhance their learning, the Portsmouth News reports.

Some 24 students studying biology at the University of Portsmouth have already signed up to study for three months in another country next summer.

Locations including France, Austria and Spain are set to benefit from the knowledge of the graduates as they undertake tasks such as whale surveys and analysing oyster populations.

Lecturer at the university Dr Claire Hellio has been influential in the programme and has first-hand experience of how beneficial the decision will be.

She told the publication: "We all live in Europe and we can learn a lot from each other.

"Those who take the opportunity to travel to another university for three months come back full of confidence and pride."

The government revealed last year that 500 graduate job hunters struggling to find employment would be financed to head abroad and take part in projects, including the building of schools.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19560570-ADNFCR

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