These views could mean a huge slump in the future engineering and manufacturing sector. A fifth of science teachers are said to be unaware of the prospects of an engineering degree/career and some describe them as ‘dirty’ and ‘boring’. The industry is keen to educate schools and students to ensure there are skilled workers for the future and the UK can keep up with the latest technologies.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall of Southampton University reports cultural obstacles, such as Computer Science being ‘for geeks’, has proved near impossible to overcome and bring more females, that are desperately needed, into this sector.
The drop in the number of students choosing to study a language at GCSE or A Level has been of concern to politicians, parents and teachers. However there are still many students who are still enthusiastic to learn another language. Discussion on
A recent poll on The Student Room, has found that although the majority of 2012 applicants are doing the course they want, few are hopeful of going to their first choice uni.
In a week that PwC reveals the sports industry will take more from sponsorship than gate receipts by 2015, Student Finance England have become the first brand to sponsor a forum on the world’s largest student site. This follows on from the launch of the SFE Student Finance zone
With the rise in tuition fees students are expecting more from the universities they are applying for and they are using The Student Room to discuss the pros and cons of the service they receive from each institution.
With more focus on the alternatives to going to university, many students are using the Gap Year forum on The Student Room to find advice and information on how they could spend a year out before going to university.
Through a partnership with The Student Room, the world’s largest student site, Ernst & Young was shortlisted for ‘Best use of Social Media Platform’ at the first ever industry Awards for Social Media in Graduate Recruitment on 12th January 2012, Dexter House, East London.
Many arts graduates may feel dismayed by the dwindling economic climate, some may have felt they should apply for teacher training and others feel disillusioned by feeling they cannot pursue the career path they wish to through lack of employment opportunities.
A showcase for international universities targeting students in the UK is being trebled this year to meet the demand for information about studying abroad.