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Degrees vs apprenticeships

When headlines are constantly suggesting that universities are dishing out first class degrees like no there’s no tomorrow, how much does a grade really reflect our employability skills? After ten years in education, three more years of academic studying whilst racking up to £50,000 worth of debt, university may not seem like the most appealing…

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Finding work experience

Internships are like gold dust, and finding work experience can be as difficult as finding a paid job. It’s no surprise some students can feel disheartened. As well as supposedly helping you to stand out from the crowd of desperate jobseekers, work experience and internships are important rungs on your career-ladder, providing skills you can’t…

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Less than half of UEA students meet their offer

Less than half of UEA students achieved the grades needed to secure their place last year, with numbers dropping from 64 percent in 2013/14 to 47 percent in 2018/19. There figures showed a consistent decrease in figures year upon year. One of the most significant drops occurred this year, where the percentage of students meeting…

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Chloe Howcroft on the pressures of final year

Recently, hearing people talk about applying for graduate schemes or jobs or masters at this point in time has got me going a little stir crazy, I’m thinking: should I be doing what they’re doing? Am I the only one not actively searching for such and such scheme with such and such employer? Don’t get…

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The concept of an accelerated degree is one that starts off looking promising, but the more you look at it, the more cracks start to show. Although the fast track scheme will encourage disadvantaged students to pursue a degree because it costs a fifth less and only spans two years, the effect on the student’s…

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Comment Box: Sam Gyimah misses the mark with ‘grade inflation’

More students achieving first class degrees is not a bad thing. At least, it shouldn’t be. With education standards in the UK generally improving and year-on-year more students getting into Britain’s world-class universities, should it not be a success story to have so many leave higher education with such a fantastic degree classification? The fact…

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