As the possibility of unemployment looms for many, more than 500,000 each year choose to pursue further study in the form of a postgraduate taught programme such as a master's. The motivation behind this decision is often related to belief that a higher-level qualification will result in a better job. But does the CV addition of an MA, MBA or MSc actually improve employment prospects?
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Friday 24 January 2014
We are introduced to Bruce Bennett-Jones, the narrator of Pamela Erens’s stunning second novel The Virgins, as he first meets Aviva Rossner, a new student at Auburn Academy, the elite East Coast boarding school where they’re high school seniors. Aviva has “long, kinky hair and pale skin,” and wears heavy kohl around her eyes and “V-neck sweaters that tease you into thinking you will catch a glimpse of her breasts”, high-heeled boots and gold hoop earrings. She’s sexy. So sexy in fact, Bruce attempts to rape her in the school boathouse.
Paperback reviews: 'How To Be Alone', 'The Investigation', 'The Examined Life: How We Lose And Find Ourselves', 'The Library Of Unrequited Love', 'Zuleika Dobson: Or An Oxford Love Story'
Sunday 19 January 2014
"How To Be Alone" By Sara Maitland Macmillan £7.99
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Police are hunting burglars who tried to steal the ashes of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud from a London crematorium.
In the studio: Varda Caivano, artist - 'My paintings are like thoughts... I make many of them at the same time'
Friday 03 January 2014
Varda Caivano works in a studio close to the train tracks in semi-fashionable Hackney Wick, east London, near where she lives with her partner and young son. Her studio is small, with many paintings turned face to the walls. People are coming soon to collect paintings for her upcoming show at a gallery in Tokyo, and she is still considering what to send. "I always take 40 per cent more then I need so I can see how it looks in the space."
Professor Olive Stevenson: Academic whose work helped pave the way for effective provision of child protection services
Thursday 14 November 2013
Olive Stevenson could not have foreseen the great consequences for her when, 40 years ago, she wrote a dissenting addendum to the report of the inquiry, of which she was a member, into the death of Maria Colwell, a child who had been killed by her stepfather. It gave her an unwanted celebrity status which unleashed invitations to lecture and speak and projected her on to the national stage.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' will go under the hammer in New York
Monday 11 November 2013
It's never too early to hit your university careers centre - and take all the help on offer
Thursday 07 November 2013
Black and white doodle features cartoon version of renowned psychoanalyst
Edinburgh 2013: Dark Vanilla Jungle - Philip Ridley's latest meditation on misery starring Game of Thrones' Gemma Whelan
Tuesday 13 August 2013
One of these days, pigs might fly and Philip Ridley will write a play full of joy, laughter and sparkling merriment. Meanwhile, he follows the dark and murky byways of lives that have gone lyrically wrong in language that lacerates any vestigial sense of well-being and “all’s right with the world” in an audience.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Quiet and stoical, Rose Snr developed his son's calm temperament through years of turmoil
Monday 17 June 2013
Ring was one of many given to the New England Patriots team after they won Super Bowl in February 2005
Saturday 09 March 2013
'Goodbye, my brother,' the old master said
Friday 01 March 2013
Failure is not in the script for double major winners paid richly to conquer
Saturday 29 December 2012
An ambitious novel of passions and ideas gets under the skin of its rootless heroine
Wednesday 12 December 2012
David Cameron's rather embarrassing Freudian slip...
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama