Doubling the cost of degrees in the humanities and social sciences has a disproportionate impact on women because they account for two-thirds of the students.
Some people are more employable than others.
Graduate employment outcomes will determine 40% of the $80 million extra government funding for universities. This is a problem for three reasons.
Having a good degree is not always enough to succeed.
The surveyors start out with almost 100,000 graduate contacts, of whom less than 10% provide their supervisor’s details and of those supervisors, less than half participate in the survey.
An administrative link between a graduate's education and taxation records already exists, and it could be used to give us more accurate and detailed longitudinal analyses of graduate outcomes.
Companies relaxing degree requirements raises new questions about the value of a university education.
While more people than ever are graduating from universities, some companies are abandoning degree requirements altogether.
How do we measure success?
There are already signs of this happening in Australia, but research from overseas reveals few benefits.
Vocational education plays a role in providing opportunities for low-achieving school students to engage further in study and get a job.
Vocational Education and Training helps low school achievers up skill and avoid disadvantage in the workplace.
South Africa’s economy will be hit hard if universities can’t finish the year.
Economic models suggest that South Africa's GDP would fall, inequality would deepen and unemployment would rise if university graduates don't enter the labour market in 2017.
In 2015, one in five Australians aged between 16 and 24 spent at least a year out of employment, education or training.
Working life is becoming more fluid, if not precarious. We need to look at how our education systems are preparing young people for a changing workplace.
Is the benefit of a university education overstated?
Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
PhD graduates should aim for careers in industry.
Australia produces thousands of PhD graduates every year but many will find it hard to secure a university career. So we should do more to help them consider a career outside of academia.
Entrepreneur and CEO, Holly Ransom, speaking on Q&A.
Entrepreneur and CEO, Holly Ransom, told the Q&A audience that it now takes a young person 4.7 years to find employment after graduating. Is that right?
Not every teaching graduate will find permanent work. It’s time to weigh up your options.
Of the 15,000 newly graduated teachers, less than half will find permanent employment in Australia. Now's the time to decide if you stay on to do casual teaching or work abroad.
Students need to be taught to be entrepreneurial and creative, not just the content in the syllabus.
With a future that is not yet imaginable, how do universities prepare graduates for the world of work?
From the graduation ceremony to the unemployment line.
The latest graduate survey found only 68% of bachelor graduates from the class of 2014 had a full-time job four months after graduating, the lowest since the survey started in the 1980s.
So many law grads. So few jobs.
An Adelaide law firm announced its plans to charge law graduates A$22,000 up front for a job with them. While we are facing a problem of an oversupply of law graduates, this isn't the way to go about solving it.
Graduates still have good mid- and long-term outcomes.
A highly educated workforce is for everyone's benefit, but only if the graduates have broad skills.
In order to get ahead of the competition, Masters and PhDs are becoming increasingly popular given the prevalence of undergraduate students and the tough job market.
Earn a university degree and get a job. This formula has worked with relative success for over 50 years. But increasingly in many fields today the formula is no longer working. With nearly twice as many…
There’s more to getting a job than simply going to uni.
For many years now I’ve taken more than just a passing interest in how students can best position themselves to land a job after obtaining their degree. To assist students in their goal I run “careers…