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University boss calls for higher student loans

The head of one of the UK's top universities has called for graduates to pay higher rates of interest on their student loans, the Telegraph reports. read more...


City job losses could hit graduates

The recent turmoil in the financial markets could hit graduate careers as the City reacts to the credit crunch with widespread job cuts, experts have warned.

A new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (cebr) predicts 6,500 jobs will be lost in 2008, with the market uncertainty also hitting bonuses. read more...


Prospective Russian undergraduates favour Britain

British colleges, charged with the preparing tomorrow's graduates for universities, are witnessing an influx of students from Eastern Europe, notably Russia. read more...


Poor job interviews hit graduates hard

Over a third of job applicants leave interviews with a poor impression of their potential employer, a study has shown.

With an ever-growing number of graduates contributing to a boom in graduate recruitment, those leaving university are particularly likely to suffer from a bad interview experience. read more...


Graduate manufacturing jobs safe in face of crisis

Despite confidence reaching new lows after the Northern Rock crisis, the manufacturing industry continues to show signs of strong growth, ensuring a steady stream of graduate job opportunities. read more...


Graduates spend lunchtime networking

A rising number of graduates, and other office workers, are spending most of their lunchtime on Facebook and MySpace, new research has revealed. read more...


IT graduate numbers grow

The number of students graduating from university with IT qualifications is showing signs of growth, it has been claimed.

According to a director of IT specialist firm Alexander Chapel Associates, many highly computer literate students are realising that their best way in top firms is through IT. read more...


Scotland language graduates increase

The number of students graduating from a Scottish university with a degree in languages has increased by more than a third.

According to statistics, produced by the country's government, the class of 2006/07 was the biggest ever with an extra 4,600 students graduating in the summer, the BBC reports. read more...


Parents prepared to fund university

Mother and fathers across the country are bracing themselves to make significant contributions to the finances of their undergraduate children, a new study claims.

Research conducted by from Halifax Unsecured Personal Loans reveals that almost two-thirds of parents are prepared to use their salary to help fund their sons and daughters. read more...


Students uncovered: many undergrads uninsured

Almost a third of students are likely to go to university without insurance, a new study has revealed.

According to research by Abbey Home Insurance, 30 per cent of students will start the new term without cover - despite having an average of £3,324 worth of possessions. read more...

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