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Wait for six months before getting a job, new graduates are told

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The Sutton Trust’s Degrees of Debt report is cited in the Daily Mail’s coverage of UCAS comments on graduate employment.

Students should not worry about getting a job until six months after graduating, the outgoing head of UCAS has said.

Universities and parents have become ‘too fixated’ with degrees as the start of a career, according to Mary Curnock Cook.

She suggests students should be encouraged to move back home and explore their options before embarking on full-time work.

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English university graduates face the highest debts in the world, owing an average of £44,000 when they leave university. The hike in fees to £9,000 a year means leavers now owe more than their American, Canadian, Australian or New Zealand counterparts, the Sutton Trust found.

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