The Graduate Book – All You Need to Know to Do Really Well at Work by Chris Davies

The transition from university to the workplace can be tricky to say the least, with multiple surveys of graduate employers over the years finding time and again that none or few of their new intake were ‘work ready’ when leaving the halls of academia. The essential skills such as being able to work effectively in a team, having determination and a good work ethic, or even simply being able to communicate with colleagues, are often lacking , much to the frustration of bosses.  The graduate market is flooded with far more potential candidates than positions available, so it’s never been…

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The Student Book: All You Need to Know to Get the Job You Really Want by Chris Davies

How hard can it be to get a graduate job? It’s a question posed at the beginning of this book, and the answer is ‘very hard indeed’. With some half a million graduates leaving British universities every year, the shocking reality is that more than 50 per cent will fail when it comes to landing a graduate-level job. The author of The Student Book, Chris Davies, knows this well, having spent the last seven years helping young people on to a successful graduate career path through his mentoring firm Graduate Coach. The company boasts a 100 per cent success rate,…

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What the Brexit white paper means for EU-UK youth

The release of the Brexit white paper finally answered some questions that the public – and UK parliament – have been asking. Yet its proposed ‘special relationship’ with the EU come March 2019 has been met with severe opposition up and down the country. The paper significantly fails to map out the future of immigration in the UK – but this is to be revised and remade in a second paper this coming Autumn. Students and young people appear to be favoured above all in the document. The absence of solutions to immigration has been filled instead with propositions to…

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Home Office relaxes Visa rules for Chinese students

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) found that China paves the way as the leading outsource for international students in the UK. Outshining any other nationality, Chinese students make up one-third of international students in the UK. Further still, China is the only country indifferent to Brexit and British politics as their students continue to study in British universities at an unparalleled rocketing rate: as many as 95,090 Chinese students came to the UK in the academic year 2016/17 – a huge increase since the 87,895 that came in 2013/14. Just days ago, the Home Office announced a…

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Insight: ‘Don’t blame knives – blame The Simpsons!’

This March saw the Home Office turn to the creative agency FCB Inferno to commission a series of hard-hitting real-life stories warning young people against knives. The £1.35m campaign targets 10 to 21-year-olds on social media and digital TV channels. The campaign featured the real-life stories of three young people, two of them black. https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin /225039312614816570/ Youth knife crime is horrendous and the government is, at least, trying to do something to beat it. Sure, they have played a part in the massive problem many urban communities face most urgently today: devastating government cuts. Over the…

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