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David Willetts – “Connexions hasn’t worked”

January 25, 2011

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It seemed a simple enough question, but David Willetts looked, and sounded, somewhat surprised last night when asked whether the Government was intending to address the paucity of good quality information, advice and guidance in schools in England and Wales. Continuing a theme raised earlier by Adrian Thomas of Network Rail, that good quality careers […]

Name Change ‘Can’t Erase An Online Past’

August 19, 2010

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Google boss Eric Schmidt sparked controversy when he said he expected today’s children would seek a new identity when the time came to disown the rebellious activities of their teen years, as documented on social networks. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the chief executive of the technology giant said: “I don’t believe […]

Penna Barkers Social Media Audit

August 6, 2010

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Graduate recruiters think Facebook is “dangerous” 65% of graduate recruiters are wary of using social media and one in seven perceives it as “dangerous.”  Even so, nearly half of employers (44%) surveyed in Penna Barkers’ new Social Media Audit, have some kind of presence on Facebook and a third have uploaded graduate recruitment videos to […]

Universities should look to deliver real returns on investment

June 24, 2010

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The emergency budget has hit Higher Education particularly hard with cuts in spending of up to 25% over the next four years. Coupled with the impact on capital expenditure that the VAT rise will bring about, leading universities are inevitably looking to an increase in fees to meet the shortfall. In itself, that shouldn’t be […]

Majority of young women in university

March 31, 2010

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It seems the relentless march to 50% university participation has passed a couple of new milestones with new figures showing total participation up to 45% with 40% of men and 51% of women now going to university. This news will no doubt be received with a heavy heart by the AGR who last week published […]

Masters cash may be better spent on travel

December 30, 2009

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Graduates who stayed on at university to do a masters degree with the aim of making themselves more employable might have been better off spending the money on travel. That is the view of some recruitment experts and employers who say that it has become more difficult for candidates to differentiate themselves, and that further […]

Degrees with benefits?

December 30, 2009

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According to research by Dr Anthony Hesketh at Lancaster University, graduates “pay for themselves 20 months from their start date and by their third year, mid-sized graduate recruitment and training programmes – those which involve the hiring of 170 graduates – generate a £5.30 return for every £1 invested.” But how long does it take […]