Monthly Archives: September 2013

Unemployment in the UK dropped to 7.7%

The rate of unemployment in the UK dropped to 7.7% between May and July from 7.8% in the previous three months.
The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has said that interest rates are unlikely to be raised before the rate falls to 7%.

The number of people unemployed fell 24,000 in the period to 2.487 million.

The official figures also showed the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance fell 32,600 to 1.402 million, its lowest level since February 2009.

However, the number of people in part-time work rose to 1.45 million, the highest since records began in 1992 and double the number of five years ago.

Almost a third of men working part-time were doing so because they could not find full-time employment. The corresponding figure for women was 13.5%.
Information taken from BBC.

September 14th, 2013|Industry News, Latest News|

One in ten students would like to swap university!

One in ten students would like to swap university and eleven per cent where sorry with the course they had picked. Some students are pushed onto wrong courses by teachers and parents. The survey also found that the new ‘student life’ had made students regret their decision in university.

Students were more likely to be dissatisfied with their choice of course the longer they spent on it-13 per cent of second and fourth year undergraduates compared to nine per cent of first years.

With the sharp increase in tuition fees it is now crucial that students are provided with options to make sure they make the right choice.

Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency in March showed that one in ten students- 7.4 per cent –drop out of university. This represents 27,230 students according to the latest available figures from 2010/11.

September 12th, 2013|Latest News|