HR has a "unique and vital role" to play in ensuring that internships are well managed and that recruitment practices are transparent, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said. The comments came as a new best practice guid More...18 July 2011 14:33
Recent headlines have focused on the ethical controversy surrounding internships; not only the nepotism involved in obtaining an internship in certain sectors, but also the practice of employers using them as a source of cheap labour.
Yet for the hu More...18 July 2011 07:40
On 12 May 2011, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) claimed its first victory in its "cashback for interns" campaign when an intern, Keri Hudson, who had worked for TPG Web Publishing's My Village for around two months, was awarded £1,024 More...14 June 2011 16:25
A student development programme in Crawley, Champions Life Academy, has scooped top prize at the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Awards 2011. This is the first time the Awards have been won by a small business.
Champions Life Academy was More...24 March 2011 08:32
With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers' recruitment budgets hit by the recession, young people could be forgiven for thinking that getting a decent job will be impossible in the coming years.
Ev More...02 March 2011 16:58
After MPs voted to increase the limit on tuition fees from £3,920 a year to £9,000 yesterday, a survey by graduate recruitment website Milkround.com reiterates the ill-feeling towards the vote.
Just over half of the students and graduates who respon More...13 December 2010 00:00
Starting salaries offered to graduate recruits are 6% lower than in 2009 and are not keeping up with pay rises across the economy. This is according to XpertHR's annual graduate recruitment survey, which also found that university leavers tend to hav More...15 November 2010 10:02
The UK's first working hotel to be run and staffed by hospitality students is to open in Essex in spring 2012. The Edge Hotel School, which is being developed within grade-II listed Wivenhoe House at a cost of £10 million, will provide practical and More...27 October 2010 13:01
Tens of thousands of people could miss out on a university place this year following record numbers of applications.
Some 660,953 people have applied to start full-time undergraduate courses this autumn, up 11.6% on the same point last year.
And More...16 July 2010 08:57
Business secretary Vince Cable is set to propose a graduate tax in his keynote speech later today about the future funding of higher education, the BBC has reported .
The tax would mean that students' fees would be paid directly by the governme More...15 July 2010 08:15
More than 200,000 students could be rejected from university as institutions are forced to slash the number of places they offer due to public sector cuts.
Almost three-quarters of universities are cutting or freezing places for UK undergraduates th More...14 June 2010 08:12
Failing universities should be allowed to close to free up money for elite institutions, the head of the CBI has said.
Richard Lambert, director-general of the CBI, admitted it was "politically explosive" to suggest closing or merging the worst-run More...09 June 2010 08:35
New research has confirmed that for the third year running, Milkround.com was the most widely-used graduate recruitment website at the UK's leading universities during the 2009-2010 recruitment season.
The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2010, produced More...08 June 2010 09:07
Ucas is well known for its applications service which supports thousands of students through their journey into higher education each year. But Ucas also works closely with qualification providers to deliver a points scheme, known as the tariff, to he More...03 June 2010 13:45
Part-time students are not receiving the impartial support and advice they require to progress their careers, inhibiting their potential to help pull the country out of economic decline – reveals the Higher Education Careers Services Unit’s ( HECSU ) ‘F More...31 May 2010 09:02
The most sought-after universities are failing to widen intake, leaving talented youngsters from poor backgrounds at a disadvantage, according to a leading education agency .
The agency in charge of widening access to higher education has said More...19 May 2010 09:09
Graduate employers are being urged to scrap their minimum requirement of a 2.1 degree.
Of 600 students and graduates polled by graduate careers site Milkround.com, more than half (58%) said they want employers to scrap the minimum requirement where More...29 April 2010 09:19
Staff at two London universities have voted in favour of industrial action in a dispute about funding cuts.
Lecturers at University College London (UCL) and University of Westminster agreed to the strike a month after staff at King's College London More...22 April 2010 08:56
Further education colleges are calling on the chancellor to protect adult learning in tomorrow's budget.
A survey by the Association of Colleges found England's colleges face an average 16% cut in their funding for adults, according to the BBC .
More...22 March 2010 09:39
I read with interest the article by Race for Opportunity director Sandra Kerr on ethnic minority diversity in higher education (Viewpoint, Personnel Today , 23 February). While I fully endorse the views in the article in terms of diversity, th More...02 March 2010 14:34