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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.


Student halls can save money

Student halls can be more cost effective than privately rented accommodation, estate agents have claimed.

According to Manchester Student Homes, money can be saved on both travel and utilities if university goers opt for traditional halls of residence. read more...


Students work hard for the future

Today's students are financially sound and more realistic about the prospects of starting a career, a new study has revealed today.

According to research by Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank, modern students do not conform to the common beliefs that the public hold about their money management. read more...


Mastering finance can be of great financial benefit

Finance graduates should consider taking a Masters in the subject as it can lead to an increase in earnings, the Economic and Social Research Council claim.

According to the council, further education, especially in the financial sector, will enable an earnings boost - even though the education itself may be expensive. read more...


International study maybe the way forward for UK graduates

More students should take advantage of generous funding and enrol for postgraduate study abroad, a think tank has claimed.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) offers funding to students who wish to tackle further education outside the UK. read more...


Graduate jobs up for grabs in Swansea

An overseas background check company is set to make Swansea its UK home in a move that will create more than 100 graduate jobs.

Checkwell Decision Corporation, a Canadian company, will offer its services to the education and business sectors in the UK as well as in Europe. read more...


Universities may not be equipping graduates for work

Higher education is not sufficiently preparing students for the world of work, an IT employment firm has claimed.

Just IT recruitment argues that while graduates are obviously able, they lack some fundamental skills necessary for success in the workplace, reports onrec.com. read more...


Training and development crucial to graduate roles

Graduates favour jobs with training and development over higher paid professions, new research has shown.

According to the study compiled by Ernst &Young, more than 40 per cent of university leavers view their career progression as the most important factor when seeking employment. read more...


Graduate job vacancies increase

The number of jobs available to graduates have increased for the fourth year in a row, a new study has claimed.

According to the survey produced by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) vacancies suitable for university leavers have increased by 12.7 per cent. read more...


Hospitality firms urged to turn to graduates

Hospitality companies can safeguard the future of the industry if they employ more graduates, a sector specialist has claimed.

In a report on its website, CatererSearch argues that graduates are more than worth their cost in training and wages. read more...


More graduates gaining employment with banks

Investment banks are hiring more graduates this year in comparison with last year, according to new research.

The survey conducted by Financial News suggests that 13.5 per cent more graduates were employed in 2007 than in 2006. read more...

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