‘Expect the worst’, students warned

A SURVEY that asks graduates about problems they face when trying to find work has pulled in more than 500 responses within just eight hours of going live.

Citizens Advice Scotland, which organised the survey, said responses were coming in “thick and fast”. Some of the answers, submitted between 8am and 4pm yesterday, included advice to students about the job market.

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One said: “Think very carefully about university. It leaves you in a lot of debt and if the course or university are not highly regarded, you’re wasting your time and money.”

Another said: “Do an easy subject. It’s all about the grade, not the degree,” while others advised students simply to “expect the worst”.

The survey is open till 7 May; the results will be taken to employers, the Scottish Government and universities.