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54% of would-be undergraduates don’t have a plan B

The countdown to A-level results day is already underway, and with August 14th fast approaching many would imagine that would-be undergraduates would have their plan b in place, should they fail to get the results they need. read more...


Could your selling skills win you an unconditional MA offer?

Graduates, who think they’ve got what it takes to succeed in the world of advertising, may be able to pitch their way to an unconditional offer thanks to a unique university competition. read more...


Crowdfunding for university fees phenomenon grows

Last week we revealed that graduate Emily-Rose Eastop, 26, successfully crowdfunded £26,000 to put towards her fees and other costs as she takes up a place on an MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Wadham College, Oxford. read more...


Leading employers call for more women in tech

Women currently make up just 16% of the UK’s tech workforce and in an attempt to begin addressing this gender imbalance, leading employers came together as part of a roundtable organised by e-skills UK. read more...


Scottish programme offers graduates six-month paid placements

Unemployed graduates are being given the opportunity to gain the valuable experience they need to get their careers off to a flying start, thanks to a graduate scheme in Scotland. read more...


Six universities to offer GCHQ-accredited cyber security MA’s

STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) graduates planning their next steps, may want to consider a career in cyber security after the launch of GCHQ-accredited cyber security courses at six universities. read more...


Student 1st to capture entire graduation day with Google Glass

Graduating from university is one of life’s key milestones and the moment students take their degree scrolls in hand can be an emotional one. read more...


Liverpool University’s Graduate to Merseyside scheme places 500th graduate

Universities are increasingly operating schemes that help to ensure their graduates are able to get their first footing in the world of work. read more...


Oxford graduate crowdfunds £26k towards masters

An Oxford graduate hoping to secure funding for a MA at the prestigious university has raised her target of £26,000 through crowdfunding.

Emily-Rose Eastop, 26, set up her


Firms set to hire more engineers, while expressing concerns about graduates’ skills

Successive STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) employer surveys have revealed their concerns about the range of technical and soft skills offered by their new recruits. read more...

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