The debate still rages as to whether the increase in 2.1 and 1st degrees are the result of tutors being under pressure to award inflated grades in the face of significantly increased tuition fees or students working harder because of them. That aside, the fact remains that the differentiation that used to result from securing a high university grade is no longer there. At SuperGrad, a graduate’s degree grade has always been far from the most important judging criteria, choosing instead to look beyond someone’s degree to see what they have actually been doing with their life. Sport, entrepreneurial activity, societies, genuine life struggles and so on give us a far more accurate picture of what someone is truly like and capable of. Continue reading →
You know what you want for Christmas, right? You’ve been thinking about it for a while now, maybe saving up or not-so-subtly leaving hints for your friends and family. The reality is that Christmas is in less than 4 weeks and you can see it and smell it everywhere. You almost know how much fun you will have; you have plans booked with your friends, you have a wish list of foods you want to eat at the Christmas dinner and you probably know the general format for festivities.
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We recently met Joe at a Grad Fair in London. He joined the SuperGrad Programme soon after and had secured a great job in a leading executive recruitment firm within 2 weeks of our first meeting. He popped into our office the day before his first day in the job Continue reading →
In a midst of the fantastic array of sport on display at BUCS Big Wednesday, are the coaches, staff, medics and Directors of Sport that dedicate their time, devotion and effort to the students and their sports. With Loughborough University a strong presence in the BUCS Big Wednesday Finals, we caught up with Jennie Cooper, Athletic University President at Loughborough and talked sport, graduates and everything in between…