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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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A story of adolescent angst in an Aboriginal community needs few words to make its point

Samson & Delilah (15)

Set in a remote Australian outpost, Warwick Thornton's story of a romance between two Aboriginal teenagers is astonishing for being told almost entirely through music and images.

Money buys happiness if you're richer than your friends, says report

Earning more money only makes people happier if they feel richer than their friends, neighbours and colleagues, according to a newly-published study.

Connecting communities, inspiring futures: Can student volunteering fill the void?

This week, actions will speak louder than words as students from all over England participate in a range of volunteering events that demonstrate their commitment to the community during Student Volunteering Week.

Why we worry too much about health

Eat your five-a-day, take exercise, avoid alcohol, sugar, stress... Worrying about our wellbeing is dominating our lives – and it's bad for us, say the authors of a new book. Rob Sharp hears why

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Yard chief 'showed no sign of scuffle'

A top Scotland Yard officer remained unruffled despite summoning urgent help after accusing a suspect of threatening behaviour, a court heard today.

Jacob returns to top of ladder

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Scientists develop apple that <U>won't</U> rot

Disease-resistant variety of fruit can be kept out of the fridge for a fortnight without going off

Sun forecast to shine on Stars' Arc challenge

Derby winner likely to enjoy favoured dry surface at Longchamp

Hannon aiming to strike gold again

Trainer on hunt for the next Canford Cliffs as sales season opens at Doncaster

Mandelson delivers warning on university funding

Lord Mandelson today warned the UK needs to "face up" to paying for excellence at its universities.

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Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

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Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

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Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
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Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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