Six in 10 graduates must get professional jobs, universities told

From Times Higher Education: “England’s sector regulator plans to require that 60 per cent of full-time first degree students at every university should go into ‘managerial or professional employment’ or further study, part of the latest stage of controversial proposals to regulate institutions using absolute numerical baselines on student outcomes. If higher education institutions fail to meet the baselines – not benchmarked to take account of variations in students’ social backgrounds or in regional labour markets – they face the ultimate risks of potentially being stripped of access to student loan funding or university title by the Office for Students, which unveiled the next stage of its consultation on the plans on 20 January.”

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