The material on this website is for information only
and is not intended as any recommendation or endorsement of any products or companies mentioned. We are not licensed by the FSA to give financial advice, and none of the material on this website constitutes or is intended to constitute financial ...
News
The GuardianPut it on the plastic: Barclaycard, the UK's first credit card, turns 50The GuardianFor it was 50 years ago on Wednesday 29 June 1966 that Barclays launched Britain's first credit card. Barclaycard kickstarted a revolution in the way we manage and spend our money, and played a key role in creating Britain's £1.5tn personal debt mountain.Barclaycard celebrates 50th anniversary of the UK's first credit cardFinextra (press release)all 5 news articles »
Money MarketingPete Matthew: Advisers with flash cars are like dentists with bad teethMoney MarketingI make public my views about how money works and how I think personal finances should be managed. ... So I will continue to pootle about Cornwall feeling smug in my Seat Ibiza (£8,000 – bought for cash), while ramping up my pension contributions.
Express.co.uk10 ways Brexit could affect your financesExpress.co.ukHow will Brexit affect your finances? Here are 10 ways the UK's decision to quit the EU could affect you. ... Simon Vella, chief marketing officer at pension specialists Profile Financial, says: “Pension savings are a long-term investment and although ...and more »
Slate Magazine (blog)The U.K.'s Credit Rating Was Just Downgraded. How Come Nobody Cares?Slate Magazine (blog)Meanwhile, both Standard & Poor's and Fitch downgraded the country's credit rating. Much like England's defeat on the ... Britain controls its own currency, so even in the event of a severe, Brexit-fueled recession it shouldn't have any problem paying ...Britain credit rating downgraded as markets suffer more Brexit losses - as it happenedThe Guardianall 241 news articles »
The GuardianUK borrowing rose at fastest rate in more than a decadeThe GuardianBritish consumers borrowed more than expected in May to buy homes and fund other purchases in a sign of confidence before last week's shock decision to leave the EU. The amount of credit extended to borrowers, which includes credit cards, personal ...and more »
Have you met...
Latest Members:


marwasaf


lolo


danny


midomidi2013


asmaasaad


shazly


ser1es

 

Gain the competitive edge- ride out the downturn by retraining

Graduates this year have a few more financial worries than previous years. They are the first to graduate with record levels of student debt having had three years of additional top up fees and now they face a working world in the grip of recession. The answer for some graduates is to retrain. Postgraduate study provides an opportunity to gain qualifications that set you aside from the competition. You improve your chances of getting a well paid job.
According to The Independent on Sunday, the number of postgraduate applications to UCL is a fifth higher than last year, a pattern that has been evident in previous economic downturns: "In the past more students have tended to do postgraduate studies, in particular Masters degrees, during a recession" says Malcolm McCrae, who chairs the UK Council for Graduate Education. "If it goes to form, we would expect a similar trend this year." (Independent)
However think your next move through carefully. Is a postgraduate qualification necessary for your chosen field or would it be better to find temporary part time employment? As Anne-Marie Martin of the University of London career service points out: "It's understandable that people are choosing to apply for postgraduate study, but it's a strategy not without risk. If this recession follows the same pattern as others, recruitment will be much worse next year than this, so you may come out with a Masters and more debt, into a labour market that is even worse."


Postgraduate qualifications may be expensive and won’t guarantee employment, but the job market is unstable regardless. The chances are that a postgraduate degree will improve your employability. As the Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reveals, leavers with postgraduate qualifications were most likely to be in full-time paid work (including self-employment) (78.8%) followed by those with a first degree (75.7%) and leavers with other undergraduate qualifications (71.1%)


If you have the inclination, funds and opportunity to do a postgraduate course make sure you chose one that is a step towards your dream job. The likelihood is that your studies will give you the time and tools to improve your skills and prospects.


http://www.independent.co.uk/student/postgraduate/postgraduate-study/do-higher-degrees-really-improve-your-career-prospects-1642621.html



Advertise with us  |  Privacy  |  Terms & Copyright                                                                                     Website maintained by USP Networks