Character is the key to poorer students securing top jobs, says study (Independent)
Bright children who lack resilience are more likely to end up with worse jobs than their classmates with good social and emotional skills, according to a new study. The research also found that “character” boosted poorer children’s chances of breaking free of deprivation. Full details of the survey can be found in the Independent.
Free summer school: UCL Law (Total Professions)
The Total Professions website gives details of the UCL CAJ Access to Justice Summer School which is aimed at students in Year 12 who are interested in studying a degree in law and who are from a widening participation background. The 5 day residential summer school takes place in August and the deadline for applications is 8th May 2015.
Graduate recruiters call for better links between universities and firms (THE)
The Associate of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) have produced a pre-election manifesto setting out what it would like a future government to tackle. One of their priority points is that universities need to work harder to build more genuine partnerships with employers. The Times Higher Education reports on the story including more details of the manifesto.
Four in ten new teachers quit within a year (Guardian)
The exodus of new recruits in the teaching profession has almost tripled in six years’ reports the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. Almost four out of 10 teachers quit within a year of qualifying, with 11,000 leaving the profession before they have really begun, according to analysis of government figures. The Guardian takes up the full story.