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Youngsters choosing postgraduate study over jobs

Published: Friday, 16 October 2009   Category: Postgraduate Study

New research has revealed that the economic climate is forcing many people to snub the graduate jobs market in favour of further study.

University of Manchester careers experts found that 46 per cent of current students are considering a postgraduate course over a first job after they leave university.

Martin Storey, information officer for the university's Manchester leadership programme, wrote for the Independent that future graduates will have to get applications in early if they want to continue their studies.

He said: "The increased demand for places makes it especially important for students to research their options early. The forthcoming Postgraduate Study Fair in Manchester is a great way to discover which courses are available."

The fair is open on October 28th at Manchester Central from 10:00 to 16:00 GMT.

Nearly 4,000 graduate job hunters descended on the Scottish city of Glasgow on Wednesday (October 14th) as employers try to find fresh talent in preparation for the economic upturn, the Evening Times reported.


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