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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.

02/10/2007

Ucas issue cheat threat

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) have warned would be undergraduates that any cheating on personal statements will detected.

The warning, issued in a letter to all UK sixth forms, came after it was estimated that one in 20 students plagiarised their personal statements using the internet and other sources. read more...

01/10/2007

TUC: Media graduates need networking

Media graduates, despite their qualifications, often have to rely on exceptional networking skills in order to become employed, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has claimed. read more...

01/10/2007

UK universities need to improve international relations

UK universities need to do more to welcome overseas students and integrate them into domestic society, experts have claimed. read more...

28/09/2007

International talent gives British graduates stiff competition

An influx of top international graduates is helping UK business thrive and giving British talent stiff competition, experts claim.

Financial firm Nigel Lynn has suggested that business and management graduates from commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and boosting the economy, reports onrec. read more...

28/09/2007

Firms must plan ahead to land top IT graduates

Financial firms hoping to employ high-calibre IT graduates must start their recruitment process as early as possible, new research has revealed.

A survey by the Highams Group has revealed that other sectors, such as retail and distribution, are beating finance companies to the best candidates by getting to them more quickly. read more...

27/09/2007

Quality graduate candidates lost in the shuffle

High-calibre graduates may be missing out on the best jobs because employers are inundated with applicants.

Student society, Bright Futures, claim that graduate recruitment rose by 12 per cent in the last twelve months and with this firms often miss the best person for the job while they sift through hundreds of applications. read more...

27/09/2007

Employees not taking breaks

British workers, including graduate employees, are working longer hours and not taking enough breaks, researchers have revealed.

A study by Legal & General suggests that 23 per cent of Britons never take breaks from work and a further seven per cent do not take holiday time. read more...

27/09/2007

Graduates losing battle of the bulge

Graduates who have successfully gained employment are likely to have also gained weight, a new study has revealed.

According to research by CareerBuilder, half of all UK employees claim to have piled on the pounds while in their current positions. read more...

26/09/2007

Dentistry to produce more graduates

Universities in the north-west are set to produce more dentistry graduates by opening new training centres in the area.

The Universities of Central Lancashire (Uclan) and Liverpool, have unveiled new facilities and both have increased the amount of places available on their courses. read more...

26/09/2007

BPP handed degree authority

BBP College has become the first private company to be empowered with the authority to award degrees.

The college offers law and business courses and had to pass a series Quality Assurance Tests to become approved. read more...

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