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UK – Going to bad universities to study subjects no employers want – Martin Stephen

Dr Martin Stephen was High Master of St Paul’s from 2004 to 2011. He was previously High Master of Manchester Grammar School and headmaster of The Perse School.

Surprised to hear that more than 20,000 graduates from the year of 2011 were still unemployed six months after they graduated? We shouldn’t be. This is a full-scale tragedy written, orchestrated and adapted for real life by the Government, and the victims are our young people.

We need to see the figures that show employment numbers broken down to show the difference between the “new” universities, and Oxbridge or older, more established universities. We need the figures broken down also by degree subject. If they are, we start to see the true story: aspirational young people encouraged to go to universities that lack credibility to study subjects employers don’t want. Result? Massive debt, wasted years and slapping hamburgers in an outlet where the manager joined McDonald’s straight from school…

via Young people are going to bad universities to study subjects no employers want. This tragedy is our fault – Telegraph Blogs.

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