The Guardian: What skills do you need besides a postgraduate degree?

University Alliance and three of its member universities feature in a piece by the Guardian on skills that postgrads may want to develop alongside their studies to improve their employment prospects.

We said that “postgraduates need to be engaging in real world practical projects alongside their academic studies, and should demonstrate they are forward thinking, problem solving and entrepreneurial.

The piece highlights the work that many of our Alliance universities are doing through business partnerships to get their students job ready.

“Wates Construction helps students at Liverpool John Moores University to obtain certificates that enable them to go straight onto building sites; aircraft repair company GE takes up to 60 interns a year from the University of New South Wales; and Coventry University runs a global leaders programme for postgraduates, including lectures from inspirational leaders of global organisations and opportunities to learn a language, study overseas or volunteer with different communities.”

Further details on these and a wide range of our other Job Ready case studies can be found here.

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