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Universities 'must prepare students for graduate jobs'

Published: Friday, 12 September 2008   Category: Career Advice

Students could miss out on graduate jobs because their university has failed to teach them the business skills they need, it has been claimed.

A study by the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, reveals that 11 per cent of UK students are being educated in entrepreneurship, reports Times Higher Education.

Speaking to the news provider, Tim Barnes, executive director of UCL Advances, stated this was not enough and that institutions should do more.

He said: "It's about teaching students what they need to know to get the jobs they want to get."

Such skills are part of what universities should be teaching to their students, he added.

Yesterday, SME Web reported on a study by Million+ which stated that government investment will help equip creative graduates with business skills.

This, in turn, will boost firms operating in the sector, the report claimed.

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