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How to play pool, job-hunt and nap – what we really learn at university

The average graduate will leave university with a degree – and 50 vital life skills, including using a washing machine, making scrambled eggs and playing pub games, a study found. The true extent to which university years prepare students for an adult life of independence away from mum’s apron strings emerged from research carried out [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Student Health- over a third of students eat less than two portions of fruit and veg a day

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Less than one fifth of students regularly eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day, research has found. A Bupa infographic, featuring statistics from a study of UK university students, also revealed that, shockingly, over one third (36%) eat LESS than two portions each day. Exercise rates were similarly disappointing- despite their age and [...]


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Freshers food failings- one in three can’t boil an egg

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One in three students will head off to university unable to boil an egg, it has been revealed. A new study has uncovered a string of baking basics that the average 18 year old can’t rustle up, including spag bol, a basic cake, and yes, even a boiled egg. Apparently, a fifth of students would [...]


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University of Life – more freshers can work their phone than the washing machine

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Students will head off to university or college with a greater knowledge of their phone than of a washing machine, research has found. While 78% of freshers will have fully got to grips with their phone (push through updates, understand all features, etc), only 77% will be able to get their clothes cleaned without ruining [...]


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University of Life – A third of freshers can’t boil an egg

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One in three students will head off to university unable to boil an egg, it has been revealed. A new study has uncovered a string of basic chores the average 18 year old can’t do, including making a pot of tea, putting on a white wash and buying a train ticket. Indeed, a fifth of [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Graduation day job

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The average graduate stays in their first job for just 18 months, a study has revealed. A study of 2,000 graduates who have finished university within the past ten years found that fears they had chosen the wrong career, or simply not getting on with colleagues, meant they handed in their notice after just a [...]


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Parents preach vocational path

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A quarter of British parents are actively discouraging their children from going to University – due to the hike in tuition fees, according to new research. The shock findings emerged in a poll of 1,000 parents of kids aged 13 to 18 – and shows 88 per cent consider the new costs announced by the [...]


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Neighbours become good friends

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The average Brit counts four neighbours amongst their friends, a report revealed yesterday. Researchers who studied modern friendships, based on face-to-face relationships rather than online acquaintances, found we typically have 26 close friends. And almost one in five of those are people who live in or close to our street, close or cul-de-sac. The study [...]


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Tuition fees: parents in the red

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Millions of parents are running up debts paying for their children to go to university, new research has revealed. Four in ten parents have borrowed money or used overdrafts and credit cards to help fund their children’s degree. One in ten have even re-mortgaged their homes while fifteen per cent have been forced to take [...]


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