Advice for parents about the career options for their children


Universities make record number of offers

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Universities are making record levels of offers to students with increased competition to attract the best candidates, a recent report indicates. In 2014 more students in England and Wales were offered a place than ever before, according to the report published by UCAS.

Well paid jobs without a degree

Thursday, 23 October 2014

With the job market continuing to get tougher, many of today's job seekers have considered going back to school to gain additional qualifications or skills in order to help them compete. Although gaining a degree is an excellent option for many, it's not the best or most practical choice for everybody.

More than 26,000 students 'dropping out of university'

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

A recent report from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show that 6.7% of students dropped out of university before completing one year at university in 2011/12, with some institutions showing an almost 20% drop out rate.

Top ranking universities around the world named

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Harvard University in the US, has retained its top position on the Times Higher Education’s world ranking of universities for reputation, with US institutions occupying 8 of the top 10 positions in total.

Overseas students choosing to go elsewhere than England

Monday, 31 March 2014

In a recent report it is claimed that there is evidence to suggest that international students are choosing to go to countries 'that make an effort to welcome them' rather than come to England. The actual number of overseas students coming to England for higher education has "reduced significantly" for the first time in almost thirty years the report says.

Future of Online Higher Education Discussed

Friday, 28 March 2014

More than 400 delegates gathered in London recently to discuss how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can help to meet global demand for improved access to higher education.

Milkround announces partnership with Parent Adviser

Friday, 21 March 2014

Youth careers experts Milkround are excited to announce their new partnership with Parent Adviser, an organisation dedicated to providing families with the best information about their children’s career options.

40% of student loans might never be repaid

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

A senior civil servant (Martin Donnelly, permanent secretary at BIS) has suggested that some 40% of student loans may never be paid back.

London’s cost of living ‘biggest talent issue’

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

London is known to be most UK graduates’ favourite employment destination. But a report from London First and Deloitte has identified the capital’s high cost of living as the biggest barrier to hiring for London’s business leaders.

Urge to study away from home ‘stronger than ever’

Monday, 13 January 2014

Research by Cambridge Occupational Analysts suggests that, despite the sharp spike in tuition fees, young people are keener to study away from home for a degree than ever.

Poor outlook for new graduates

Monday, 13 January 2014

According to the latest official statistics, almost half (47%) of recent graduates are in ‘non-graduate’ roles, a third are in low-skilled jobs, and a tenth are unemployed.

Parents give UCAS top marks

Monday, 13 January 2014

According to UCAS’ latest annual parent satisfaction survey, 97% of parents said they found UCAS’ e-newsletters ‘useful’, with two-thirds (67%) regarding them as ‘very useful’.

Graduate remuneration

Friday, 10 January 2014

According to the latest official statistics, graduates in medicine tend enjoy the highest salaries, averaging £46,000, followed by engineering graduates (£42,000).

Third of employers helping to bridge gap between school and work

Thursday, 09 January 2014

A CIPD survey of more than 1,000 employers has found that just over a third (35%) are now engaging with local schools and colleges