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    (Original post by ben.anderson)
    Just to clear up I know nobody who is privileged! I don’t know where you got that one form. I’m from a working class background. My business started from nothing in my bedroom with about £10 in my bank account, I worked from the minute I woke up to the minute I went to bed. I didn’t need someone to tell me on a piece of paper I can do something, I just did it instead.Your making out I am attacking every single aspect at Uni. In fact I am not. Okay then if 50% of the population have a degree, surely that’s still well too high. Remember what this topic is about, it’s been proven graduate unemployment is increasing. The fact is too many people have a degree and there are not enough jobs in many trades. I’m saying stop ramming it down people in schools and give people proper alternatives like more trade schools, business schools. If you academic that’s great you have your uni’s, but some of us want to take a different path in life and receive nowhere near the support as someone going to a uni. No one gave me £30k to start by own business and then have the privilege of not bothering to pay it back if I don’t earn a certain amount. If I take out a loan and don’t pay it back, I’m sure the government won’t pay it for me somehow.
    Unemployment among graduates is not increasing
    "The unemployment rate of 3.9% for young graduates is the lowest Q1 rate since 2007."
    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...March_2015.pdf

    I don't disagree that careers advice is appalling but the move to increase HE participation was evidence based and there is no evidence that supply of graduates is exceeding demand.
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    (Original post by BlackSweetness)
    yeah! because everyones going to be flocking to a graduate with no prior experience for 50 an hour.
    Which is why you do multiple qualifications and the sector is surprisingly uncompetitive


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    (Original post by paul514)
    Which is why you do multiple qualifications and the sector is surprisingly uncompetitive


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    A former work colleague did a Psychology Bsc and was close to completing a Psychotherapy Msc, he was expecting to start on around 30-35k for an entry level role. £50 per hour equates to 100k a year if working a full 40 hour week which is unrealistic for someone who's just graduated.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    A former work colleague did a Psychology Bsc and was close to completing a Psychotherapy Msc, he was expecting to start on around 30-35k for an entry level role. £50 per hour equates to 100k a year if working a full 40 hour week which is unrealistic for someone who's just graduated.
    What part of self employed don't you understand?

    Also no one in that position works more than 30 hours 20 is the recommended maximum.




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    (Original post by paul514)
    What part of self employed don't you understand?

    Also no one in that position works more than 30 hours 20 is the recommended maximum.




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    Self employed straight out of uni?
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    Self employed straight out of uni?
    That's right


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    I dunno what your talking about, I started my Software Engineering course in 2013 and now I've been graduated for 2 months and working ever since... and it only took me about 200 job applications
 
 
 
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