• With an ever growing shortage of skilled workers, is it right that everyone should go to university?

    The day that Tony Blair decided that 50% of young people should go to university seems a very long time ago now, but sadly it is still all too relevant.  ‘Sadly’ because the horrifying statistic that nearly 25% of all 21 year-olds who have a degree are unemployed just...
  • Majority of graduates in non-graduate jobs

    58.8% of UK graduates are in jobs deemed to be ‘non-graduate’ roles according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The CIPD has suggested that over-qualification has hit “saturation point”, with the number of graduates now having “significantly outstripped” the creation of high-skilled jobs....
  • University of Nottingham celebrates 250,000 graduates

    The University of Nottingham has celebrated the graduation of its 250,000th student. The 250,000 graduates date back to the days of University College Nottingham, founded in 1881. The total figure includes graduates from the University’s campuses in China and Malaysia, alongside students studying in the UK. Victoria Rowley, a first class...
  • What’s Your Competitive Edge?

    Graduate schemes are competitive. Even achieving a 2:1 or higher is no longer a guarantee for post-uni success. Employers are looking for more: internships, extra-curricular activities, leadership roles…the list is endless in the struggle to be unique. Here’s something for you: why not consider work experience abroad? Tori Bell tells...
  • Encouraging graduates to “stay local” is missing the point

    A recent RSA think-tank study found that graduates should be given advice on jobs, housing and matches with local employment opportunities in a bid to stimulate local economies through local graduates. However, the study fails to account for the work already done by universities to provide local graduate opportunities,...