For many years, university was the bastion of social prestige, academic achievement, and prospective economic success for young people. But this is starting to change due to the many failings of the university system, including the fact that the acquisition of a degree no longer guarantees a well-paid and stable job. So – is earning while you learn the answer? Let’s talk apprenticeships…
Imagine what would happen if the motivation universities applied to selling their own wares was redirected to help their student entrepreneurs?
While full employment may seem a laudable goal, in nearly achieving it the UK has added to the pressure on SME’s to find the right staff, with the right attitude, and the right skill set.
When I was a kid, there was an air of exclusivity that came with having a degree, much of which came from the fact that they were only accessible to well-off families who could afford to send their children to university.
There have been significant changes to the scoring of GCSEs and as far as I’m concerned, this decision is completely bonkers.
Last week thousands of students were on tenterhooks waiting for the results that would define their last two years of studying A-Levels. But while universities are vocal, what role are businesses playing in this process?
The amount of young people out of work and study is creeping up and I believe it’s down to the culture of university brainwashing.
Charlie Mullins opens fire, declaring universities are cash-hungry fraudsters and insisting schoolchildren needn’t buy into them for business success.
It might help operating in the industry he does, but Adam Twidell is keen to identify the best way of locating young talent and making sure it’s utilised.
Higher education applications from overseas students is on the decline – and Australia seems to be benefiting from it. This, Lord Bilimoria suggested, was in part due to non-EU citizens feeling insulted about being classed “an immigration problem”.
What to do next? It’s the question facing each and every student on results day, be it GCSEs or A-Levels. Like most young people, I was unsure. It can be hard to know what you want to do and, for some, university seems like the logical next step. So what can your company do?
As a 25-year-old running my own business I am fortunate to work with different clients. From businesses that have been operating for years, to recent startups. What's new though, is working in an office run almost entirely by under 25s.