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The team at Gradplus are pleased to provide you with coverage of the key issues and stories in the graduate sector.

30/10/2007

Graduates think they're over-qualified for their job

Almost a third of graduates think that they're over-qualified for their job, according to new research.

The survey, undertaken by a team at the University of Kent, discovered that 30.3 per cent of graduates believed that the entry requirements for their job were at a lower level than their qualifications, the Daily Mail reports. read more...

30/10/2007

Graduates may lose up to half of income on taxes

The government's tax policies mean that graduates face losing nearly half their income on taxes and loan repayments from their time in university, according to a new report published today (October 30th). read more...

29/10/2007

UK graduates face second longest commute in Europe

UK workers, including graduates, face the second longest average commute to in Europe, according to research released to mark the start of National Commute Smart Week. read more...

29/10/2007

Graduate IT recruitment 'no longer values' print-based advertising

Online recruitment boards and social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are now more important than print advertising for IT companies looking to for new employees, according to new research. read more...

26/10/2007

Potential university-goers 'need financial education'

The potential graduates of the future need better financial education before deciding whether or not to go to university, an expert has claimed. read more...

26/10/2007

Graduates 'very stressed' by job-hunting

Seven out of ten university leavers entering the graduate recruitment market find job-hunting very stressful, according to a new study.

The survey, undertaken by Just IT and published by onrec. read more...

25/10/2007

Average advertised UK salary tops £31k

The average salary for a job advertised in the UK is now more than £30,000, according to a new survey.

Research undertaken by AllTheTopBananas.com indicated that the average UK salary is now £31,290 per annum, though the figure varies greatly from region to region. read more...

25/10/2007

Student living costs 'heavily dependent on location'

Student living costs vary greatly from university to university with some more than twice as expensive as others, according to a new survey.

The study, undertaken by Push.co. read more...

25/10/2007

Graduate career plans 'vary greatly'

Students' plans for their graduate career path vary greatly based on a number of factors, according to an expert.

It is possible to group students into three categories in terms of their graduate career plans, said Elspeth Farrar, communications director at the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services. read more...

24/10/2007

Graduates protest at student loan rate increases

Graduates and students have launched an online campaign against the recent decision by the Student Loans Company (SLC) to double the rate of interest on their loans.

Following the decision by the SLC in August to increase their loan interest rate from 2.4 to 4. read more...

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