Labour’s devalued degrees

“Youth unemployment currently stands at 19.8%, or 943,000. It’s a bad time to be young and on the dole. When jobs are scarce those with the least experience come last, and that often means the newly graduated. A sensible thought for young graduates is to pip the competition by getting better qualified via some extra study. Many people (and not all of them young) had this sensible thought when the economic crisis first kicked off, and postgraduate applications rocketed last February. But it’s worth knowing something about postgraduate study: it ain’t cheap …” (more)

[Paul Sagar, Guardian, 2 December]


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