Youth unemployment – many problems, few solutions (Channel 4 ‘Class of 2012′ debate)

Sep 20, 12 Youth unemployment – many problems, few solutions (Channel 4 ‘Class of 2012′ debate)

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Yesterday I attended a cross-panel debate on youth unemployment organised by Channel 4 News in conjunction with Battlefront, Channel 4′s award-winning youth campaigning initiative. The debate was centred around the ‘Class of 2012‘ with the event asking, “Is this the worst year to leave education and look...

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The “gradpreneurs” are coming…

  Okay, I must confess my naivety to begin with. A few weeks ago I was twittering away in a conversation about predicting job trends for 2012 (following my Guardian Careers podcast recording). I said, we’re going to see more young people starting businesses, not just young people, but graduates – in fact, 2012 will be the...

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So it MAY be still worth going to university after all! (The follow-up blog)

Dec 12, 11 So it MAY be still worth going to university after all! (The follow-up blog)

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In my last blog post I wrote about how it’s probably not worth going to university any more in this day and age for three main reasons: The extortionate fees – that says it all really; The way we learn has changed – YouTube and Google may well be the university lecturers of the future; Some of the top...

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Be your best – the next generation needs it

Mar 24, 11 Be your best – the next generation needs it

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I WAS invited to a secondary school yesterday to speak to Year 11 business students about my journey so far as a small business owner. I love working with this particular age group (15-16 year olds) so I was very much looking forward to it. Even after doing my research beforehand by checking out the school website, I had envisioned...

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