The BBC today (Sat 28th Feb) ran an article about there being too many graduates for the jobs available. That the ‘mickey mouse’ degrees are worth nothing. The truth is employers care less and less about the degree subject itself and indeed the University itself but rather focus on recruiting graduates based on the skills they have.
With this well worn debate no-one ever seems to consider the students themselves and their awareness of the whole situation. Undergraduates across the UK are hugely conscious of how tough the graduate market is and are developing the real world skills they need to maximise their chances of getting a graduate job.
The BBC & media in general must stop talking about graduates as if they were small children in need of looking after and recognise that huge numbers of them are taking personal responsibility for what happens to them after University.