Time to skip the country?

Some articles for you to peruse over on BBC news, here and here. Graduate unemployment has risen to 8.9% of the total graduate population, which represents a 17-year high. Degrees with smaller than average  unemployment rates include Geography and Psychology- who knew?

Two things to say about these articles. One, we haven’t had this level of graduate unemployment since 1993. In 2010 there are more graduates in total, so higher actual numbers of graduates are unemployed than in 1993.  Two, unpaid interns are probably not included in that figure because they cannot claim JSA. 

With unemployment, unpaid internships and soon to be bank-breaking tuition fees does anyone else think that a mass exodus is on the cards? What’s the best way of avoiding the curse of the student loan? Get out of the UK…

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3 Responses to “Time to skip the country?”


  1. 1 Ron Weasley 11/19/2010 at 12:15 pm

    I’ve been offered an unpaid internship in the USA with free flights and accomodation. Therefore, a mass exodus would be counter=productive. Just no.
    My friend Aled moved to Norweigh, and 2 things occured:
    we miss him
    it’s very far north and therefore perpetually dark in the winter.

  2. 3 Fred 12/10/2010 at 8:42 pm

    Do us all a favour…


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