Saturday, August 20

Tag: employment

Getting a job after university
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Getting a job after university

Current Deputy Editor Louise Jones reports on why you shouldn’t worry about getting a job after university. It’s that time of year again when finalists finish all their exams and then go into panic mode about their future. However, it has been suggested that waiting until you have graduated before applying for a job will not scupper your chances. The outgoing head of UCAS, Mary Curnock Cook, warned that middle-class parents and universities have become “too fixated” on careers, placing unnecessary pressure on young people to apply for jobs too soon, suggesting that students should not bother looking for a job until they have graduated. Instead, Cook states that many students could benefit from some ‘“down-time” by moving back home after their final exams. Choosing to go to univers...
Royal Holloway in top 9 British universities to produce the most CEO’s
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Royal Holloway in top 9 British universities to produce the most CEO’s

There is a common assumption that it is only the oldest and most prestigious universities that produce the most CEO’s. However a recent article from The Independent, presenting results from a recent survey conducted by ‘Emolument.com’, defies the preconceptions that tend to be held when it comes to graduate employment prospects. Data from over 26,000 former students was analysed to determine which universities produced the highest ratio of graduates who have gone on to become chief executives, chief technology officers, or partners. Despite the expected appearance of some of the more prestigious institutions – for example Cambridge ranked second with 3.9% of their alumni holding top positions in the business sector - the biggest and oldest UK universities don't produce as many business l...
Not sure who to vote for? Here are the party policies
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Not sure who to vote for? Here are the party policies

Not sure who to vote for? Confused about what all the politicians are saying? We took the party manifestos / policies and broke them down party-by-party, issue-by-issue.  With some (hopefully) helpful infographics too.  (These policies were correct at the time of writing)