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There is some good news for students at new universities. It had been thought that graduates of Russell Group institutions outdid those from new universities when it came to earnings. But an analysis of graduates from London South Bank University shows that they make more money out of their degrees than those from other universities. That is good news for their graduates and for those who believe in the value of higher education. Going to any university, it seems, is worthwhile. And attending a former polytechnic that offers a lot of vocational degrees that employers value seems to be a particularly good investment.