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Minorities ‘less likely to get university place’

Black and ethnic minority students face discrimination in seeking a university place, according to a study published today.

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8% of UK graduates still unemployed six months after finishing university

Almost one in five graduates from some UK universities is unemployed six months after finishing their degrees, official figures have revealed.

96 per cent of graduates said they had switched careers by the time they reached the age of 24

Half of UK graduates do not work in their field of study, survey reveals

Only half of all UK graduates are working in a field that relates to their degree after leaving university, according to new research published today.

Around 18,500 UK and EU full-time university leavers, (one in 12) were assumed to be unemployed after completing their first degree in the 2012/13 academic year

18,000 graduates still unemployed six months after leaving university

More than 18,000 graduates were unemployed six months after leaving university, while thousands more took jobs as cleaners, shelf-stackers and road sweepers, new figures have revealed.

Schools Minister David Laws said: 'We are publishing this data so people can see for themselves how different schools, colleges and local authorities perform.'

Private school pupils five times more likely to get into Oxbridge

Just one per cent of state school pupils from Portsmouth won a place at a top university

Sir Howard Newby, vice-chancellor of Liverpool University says that higher institutions should be able to set their own tuition fees

Let universities set their own tuition fees, urges Liverpool University boss

Universities should be left free to set their own charges for degree courses, according to one of the country’s leading university vice-chancellors.

This year’s final-year students have applied for an average of 7.5 jobs each

Undergraduates start the hunt for work earlier than ever before

University life used to be about fun, friends and finding yourself as well as about hard work. But those carefree student days appear to be a thing of the past after a new survey revealed that almost half of undergraduates have started job-hunting by the end of their first year.

Most students around the country are in the midst of their exams, but it seems to be the universities who need to be sure to check their work

Student news round-up: Which universities' exam questions were the worst, and what's 'Ms University's' bodybuilding secret?

Durham's exam season got off to a confusing start when a group of law students were given the wrong paper

Cambridge University students lost for words at 'blank' poem in exam

Some thought there was a printing error in their papers

The average student is short by a massive £277 each month, survey says

Inadequate student loans leave the average student short by £277 a month, a survey has revealed.

The majority of students will still be paying for their education several decades after they graduate

Universities receive 20,000 complaints from students 'demanding more' for £9,000 fee

Experts believe this increase shows students want better value for money from their education

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