Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Tough times for graduates


A poll of employers has revealed today that due to a shortage of jobs there are as many as seventy graduates chasing each job vacancy. Employers are also demanding a 2.1 degree as a minimum requirement.

I was annoyed when a man on TV this morning said that the job problem for graduates was the fault of people doing too many ‘soft’ degrees like the one I’m doing and ‘media studies’. He also said that students should be made to do ‘proper A levels’ and only people wanting to enter a profession should be allowed to study at university. Everyone else should consider apprenticeships and vocational qualifications.

Do you think he has a point?

Would the world be a better place without humanities degrees?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jul/06/graduates-face-tougher-jobs-fight

1 comment:

Fou said...

I think the number of places needs to be reduced down to stop more students just going for the sake of going to uni...doing courses which will probably be of no use to anyone. The importance of vocational qualifications has thus been overlooked, yet actually, it is an underlying necessity in todays society.
Therefore, yes I do agree with the man on TV the other morning :)