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Foreign doctors lag behind UK undergraduates

25 Dec at 9 AM

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Research by a leading UK newspaper has disclosed that student doctors from abroad are less likely to succeed than those from the UK. The report revealed that while only nine per cent of native UK trainee doctors fail their final exams, the figure is around 65 per cent for students from overseas. Claims by overseas medical organisations...

Asians shunning study abroad in Australia due to strong currency

7 Dec at 9 AM

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Students from Asia are starting to shun studying abroad in Australia because the country’s strong currency has made it too expensive, according to a new study. This year’s HSBC Expat Explorer survey found that Asians are increasingly favouring Britain and the US for study abroad opportunities, despite their struggling economies. More...

Studying abroad enhances future job prospects

1 Nov at 9 AM

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The British Council has announced a recent study has shown that UK university students who have studied abroad have better prospects when they enter the job market. A spokesperson said that CVs showing that students had studied abroad as part of their courses made them stand out from the crowd. The number of UK undergraduates heading...

Report warns of crucial technology graduate shortage

2 Oct at 11 AM

News Item Link: Report warns of crucial technology graduate shortage

A study just released by the national engineering academy says there is a crucial shortage of technology graduates in the UK. The Royal Academy of Engineering says the number of so called STEM students (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) graduating in the country every year is only about half of the amount needed. The...

Students flee New Zealand due to job concerns

28 Feb at 6 PM

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Finding employment is among the biggest worries for tertiary students these days – so much so that large numbers are planning to leave New Zealand when they complete their studies, reports the New Zealand Herald. This is what an online survey by Colmar Brunton of over 1,000 students discovered when carrying out the research for Student...

Innovative graduates to be permitted to stay in UK

14 Feb at 6 PM

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Graduate entrepreneurs with “innovative ideas” will be permitted to stay in Britain following completion of their university studies, after the government acted on criticism of its new visa system for overseas students, reported the Times Higher Education. As many as 1,000 places will be made available for non-EU students under the new...

Graduate pay to rise by four per cent insist recruiters

27 Jan at 4 PM

News Item Link: Graduate pay to rise by four per cent insist recruiters

Graduate pay will increase by four per cent this year, which would be the first increase in almost three years, as reported by BBC News and estimated by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. The anticipated rise is to come after unprecedented periods of stagnation, the AGR said. The group has also suggested that the amount of graduate...