The average debt of a student at graduation is £50,000, with poorer students being stung more with an average owed of £56,000. This consists of £27,000 student loan to pay for fees and between £16,290 and £27,000 over the three years as a maintenance grant for rent, bills, loan etc.
Published: 6 August 2018
Schools do not know the future for which they have to prepare. This is difficult for them when they come to plan for the future. Doing nothing is not an option. Hard though it may be to peer into the future, and unsettling though some scenarios may be, not to prepare is to court serious risk. We are clearer of the ends than the means of getting there, but the mists are clearing.
Published: 19 July 2018
In 2015, 14.4 percent of the British STEM workforce were women. Across the entire spectrum of UK jobs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, only 14.4 percent of positions were filled by women. And there’s very little reason to believe that that figure has increased overly much in the intervening three years. Don’t you think that’s shocking?
Published: 6 July 2018
Nearly two thirds of professionals surveyed (65 percent) said passion is the top attribute they look for when hiring an intern. Significantly trailing were an intern’s performance (21 percent), university they attended (7 percent), grades (4 percent) and pedigree (3 percent).
Published: 19 June 2018
As final year students prepare to enter the workforce, Fresh Student Living compares the difference in salaries across various industries in the UK to reveal the most valuable degrees. New research by CV-Library analysed more than 5,400 graduate job postings, revealing that the average salary for a university graduate is £24,804.
Published: 18 June 2018
News on Theresa May launching a wide-ranging independent review into post-18 education is exciting, to say the least. For months, we have been calling for a review of the higher education’s broken finance system and it’s long overdue. However, the ridiculous rising tuition fees have been unfair to young people, what does it say about the value of higher education?
Published: 23 February 2018
'Knowledge is power’ opined Sir Francis Bacon. When a piece of wisdom goes back that far, it becomes embedded in our thinking. Knowledge needs to grow organically, within and across an organisation, as well as within individuals themselves. Businesses cannot afford to lose the knowledge advantage when employees ‘walk out the door’.
Published: 21 February 2018
There continues to be significant barriers to the flow of students from different social backgrounds into the corporate world that have gone unrecognised and unaddressed. Many groups of graduates need better preparation for navigating their way through the corporate recruitment maze - because it is not the level playing-field it’s assumed to be.
Published: 7 February 2018
Ask most working people; "what would happen if next month you were paid a week late? Could your bank account cover the shortfall as your regular payments left your account"? Or; "how would you cope with an unexpected major car expense or house repair"? Research from the UK Money Advice Service revealed that four-in-ten adults don't even have a modest £500 savings buffer, so such unexpected expenses have real impact.
Published: 13 September 2017
As A-Level results for 18-year-olds come out this week and recent graduates are setting out on their future paths, are universities and employers ready to understand the needs and inner strengths of the class of 2017? From Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy and Standards of the Institute of Leadership & Management.
Published: 19 August 2017