Two out of five school students choose to go to university annually and applications are expected to rise by five per cent this year in the aftermath of the pandemic.
But what if you are the first person in your family to try for a degree?
This week is National University Week, which aims to Broadening access to people of all backgrounds,
The free online program offers live Q&A sessions from lecturers and career advisors.
The Minister for Higher and Further Education, Michelle Donelan, said: “University is an unforgettable experience and I know firsthand the importance of giving students the opportunity to broaden horizons and begin a curriculum that sets them up for a successful future.” Will do
“But choosing where and what to study can be difficult and First National University Week will help school dropouts understand more about higher education.”
Here, CareerMap, the team behind National University Week, busts the top five uni myths.
Get more knowledge nationaluniversityweek.co.uk,
Only rich people go to university: Whatever you socially or financially will be able to apply and go to university.
Many recruitment teams are now actively encouraging students from diverse backgrounds to apply.
You will be in debt for the rest of your life: You will need to budget for tuition fees and living expenses of up to £9,250 per year.
But you only start paying off your university debt when you make over £27,295.
Repayment starts at just £5 per month and your student loan is wiped out 30 years after graduation.
You will not get a job after university: The employment rate for working-age graduates is around 90 percent and two-thirds are in highly skilled roles.
Official figures state that the average graduate salary is £35,000, which is about £9,500 more than non-graduates.
You must achieve a top grade during your first year: For most courses, you only need to have a passing grade to proceed to the next year and your first year grades have no effect on your overall degree classification.
It’s really hard to find housing and leave home: Transitioning to university is a big change but it is also one of the best ways to move into adult life.
You are surrounded by others in similar situations and your university can help you find somewhere to live.
You need to start drinking: Freshers Week is a great way to make new friends, but you shouldn’t feel pressured to drink.
Most eunices have social events around non-alcoholic activities and some have no alcohol.
flexible deals so smart
A new study claims that more than half of working women have quit or are considering quitting due to lack of flexibility in the workplace.
Here, Janine Chamberlin from LinkedIn, who conducted the survey, explains how firms can prevent “flexidus.”
- Attract and keep the best people. It’s a struggle to find the right staff at the moment. Employees are ready to quit because of the lack of flexible work, making it a deal-breaker to attract new joiners and keep employees.
- Improve production and employee happiness. Many people enjoy being in the office for social gathering while knowing they have days in the week to work from home. Both allow for increased productivity and engagement.
- Find more diverse candidates. Flexible working will help you spread your net far and wide when it comes to recruiting new employees.
- Promote employee welfare. Flexible working can help your team achieve a better work/life balance, which is important for keeping employees happy.
- Break the workplace stigma. About a quarter of employees feel they should hide flexible work from coworkers. By adopting this, employers can help get rid of the stigma.
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be a good sport
Get training for the Commonwealth Games.
With only 62 days to start Birmingham 2022, there are still thousands of jobs left – from venue managers and manager group leaders to laundry managers and transport workers.
Not ready to apply? Commonwealth Jobs and Skills Academy will train you to find permanent employment in sports and beyond.
Andrew Newman, Director of Workforce and Volunteering, said: “Birmingham 2022 is an excellent addition to one’s CV and a great opportunity to foster skills.”
you can get more information birmingham2022.com/jobs,
Give ‘Lift’ to Career
Increase your salary further with a job as a telescopic forklift driver.
The job – also known as a telehandler – has seen the nation’s fastest growth in pay rates, up 11 percent in the previous year.
According to recruiters Randstad UK, workers can pocket up to £19.50 per hour, about £8 more per hour than a worker.
Roles include unloading and stacking materials from vehicles, moving stock in pallets or crates for storage or shipment, and transporting materials to construction sites.
Simon Harris of Randstad UK said: “Qualifying telehandlers can make a huge difference. £8 more per hour? This will reduce the cost of living.”