Teenagers and parents ‘wildly inaccurate’ in predicting future earning potential (AGR)
According to new research commissioned by the Edge Foundation, whilst teens say salaries are the biggest deciding factor in their future career choices, the reality is that they are miscalculating prospective wages by up to 38% in certain skilled and practical sectors. The AGR takes up the story.
Thousands shun university to study their degrees at local FE colleges (Independent)
The number of undergraduates studying in FE colleges rose by 11.8 per cent in the two years up to 2012-13, while traditional universities suffered a drop. In all, there are now an estimated 115,000 students studying their degrees at FE colleges. The Independent proposes some of the reasons for this.
UCAS launches a new £2,500 competition for Performing Arts students (UCAS)
UCAS Conservatoires’ Take the Spotlight competition is open to anyone currently studying at one of eight specialist music colleges. Applicants are asked to create a short video or write an essay on their experiences of conservatoire life. The completion closes at midnight on 20th February. Full details are on the UCAS website.
82% of disabled candidates have negative experiences with recruiters (HR Grapevine)
Up to 37% of disabled jobseekers have been discriminated against during the recruitment process according to research commissioned by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative. Additionally, 82% have reported a negative experience with a recruitment consultancy. HR Grapevine follows the story.