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Higher Education at risk post-Brexit

Linda Holbeche  10-07-2016

The Chilcot report and the shambles since the Brexit vote are just the latest testament to an endemic lack of planning by UK governments to prepare for the aftermath of seismic events. With regard to a possible ‘Leave’ vote in the EU referendum, many organisations have fallen into a similar trap. Only 10 % of organisations had contingency plans in place, according to CIPD research. In a way this is understandable since there was a widespread belief across most sectors that common sense would prevail given the strong economic case...read more >

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Should university applicants decide our industrial policy?

George Blair  02-02-2015

Employers have complained for many years that UK universities consistently educate too few science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. This, firms argue, constrains their growth.  In addition, some of the best graduates are lost to science and technology, as they write algorithms for better paying financial institutions.  

On the other hand, universities educate a huge oversupply of graduates in disciplines such as psychology, media studies and sports science.  This is not to argue that...read more >

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Job Satisfaction and How to Keep Yourself Out of the 38%

  06-07-2014

Job Satisfaction and How to Keep Yourself Out of the 38%

Stonebridge recently commissioned some in depth research into how age, location and profession affect levels of job satisfaction in the UK. With 38% of the respondents being unsatisfied at work, it’s handy for new graduates to look at the stats below and see how they can avoid being in this rather large proportion of unhappy workers!

Location and Job Satisfaction

42% of respondents in East Anglia and Wales reported being unhappy at work making...read more >

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