How to improve graduate employment?

The Tories want to build a website to help graduate employment according to THE:

A Conservative government would establish a web service designed to help students choose degree courses that are most likely to lead to a graduate-level job. Adam Afriyie, the Shadow Universities Minister, said that £5 million would be invested to establish a site that would “show people the number of students enrolled on a specific course and the number of job vacancies requesting graduates from these courses”. He said it would “enable students to gain a better understanding of graduate employment prospects”.

Whilst providing additional information about employment prospects to inform prospective students might be seen as helpful, this really is a pretty unrealistic proposition (most job adverts are not quite this specific), quite unnecessary given all the other data available and seems just a little overpriced. And we really do have enough league tables already, don’t we?

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