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Guardian: Snobbery is outdated – universities have to train students for jobs

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 10.47.18Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell writes for the Guardian HE Network on how universities need to provide a balanced combination of theory and practical skills, so young people graduate with a degree that boosts their employment prospects.

“Only students who don’t need jobs can afford an education that does not prepare them for the workplace, and very few are in this position. “Getting a good job” is consistently given in student surveys as the main motivation for going to university, and students expect a professional degree to prepare them for their chosen profession. This is as true in law, engineering, architecture and medicine as it is in nursing, education or management,” she writes.

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