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Good news part one is that the graduate jobs market has seen the biggest fall in unemployment for 15 years, with the number of graduates working in retail, catering, waiting and bar staff also in decline, new data from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) has found. (http://www.hecsu.ac.uk/current_projects_what_do_graduates_do.htm)

Charlie Ball at HECSU said prospects for graduates should continue to improve.

The jobless rate for new graduates is now the lowest since shortly before the onset of the financial crisis, when unemployment was 5.5% for the class of 2007.

Good news part two is that there has been great activity on campus in the first two weeks of campus with a range of fantastic networking and personal and professional development opportunities being made available for students, such as the 4th year arts and humanities conference or the Flying Start programme for postgraduate management students (http://www.stir.ac.uk/news/news-archive/2014/09/management-students-get-off-to-a-flying-start/ ).

Good news part three is that the Career Development Centre has a substantial and varied programme of events and opportunities for students running through the autumn semester from careers fairs such as Workfest on 9th October to workshops on writing CVs to forums on getting into specific sectors such as HR. All details can be found at http://www.stir.ac.uk/careers/


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