Three quarters of employers ‘require 2:1 degree’

BBC News reports on new gloom for graduate job seekers: Intense competition for graduate jobs means that more than three quarters of employers require at least a 2:1 degree grade, a survey suggests. The Association of Graduate Recruiters says there are more graduates chasing fewer jobs - with vacancies down by 7%. Applications have soared, … Continue reading Three quarters of employers ‘require 2:1 degree’

Higher ambitions…

New HE Framework Follow up to earlier post on HE as food-labelling: Lord Mandelson has launched Higher Ambitions. There's a lot in here and much of it yet to be fully fleshed out. And the much trailed element on improved consumer information still requires some work: All universities should publish a standard set of information … Continue reading Higher ambitions…

Higher education as food labelling

Food labelling for university courses From the BBC website: School leavers applying to English universities will get more data about courses under government plans to treat them more like consumers. A food labelling-style system will flag up teaching hours, career prospects and seminar frequency, says the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. On Tuesday, it … Continue reading Higher education as food labelling

University of Nottingham: Graduate Trainee Programme

The first group of four Graduate Trainees are coming to the end of their year-long programme which has been extremely successful. As the advert for the 2009-10 scheme describes it: The University is delighted to announce the Nottingham Graduate Trainee Programme. This innovative programme, aimed exclusively at University of Nottingham graduates from any of the … Continue reading University of Nottingham: Graduate Trainee Programme