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A new report from the University of Warwick gives heart to those who support the expansion of higher education. Most graduates consider that they are in the jobs they should be in and are using the skills they learnt at university, according to Professors Peter Elias and Kate Purcell; eighty five per cent are satisfied with the way their career has developed. More, as Tessa Blackstone says ( Diary, opposite), does not mean worse. It means better opportunities, more pay and the chance to lead a better life. Higher education colleges and new universities are part of that success story. They are raising the sights of their students and giving them the skills to improve their lot.

A new report from the University of Warwick gives heart to those who support the expansion of higher education. Most graduates consider that they are in the jobs they should be in and are using the skills they learnt at university, according to Professors Peter Elias and Kate Purcell; eighty five per cent are satisfied with the way their career has developed. More, as Tessa Blackstone says ( Diary, opposite), does not mean worse. It means better opportunities, more pay and the chance to lead a better life. Higher education colleges and new universities are part of that success story. They are raising the sights of their students and giving them the skills to improve their lot.

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