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 →
Being one of the leading university’s in the world for Sports, Alan Buzza- Loughborough’s Strategic Manager of Performance Sport knows how sport can deeply change the university experience and even career prospects for students.
“The link between sport and employability is massive for us” says Buzza, “There is a focus on employability but it’s more about personal development for us, that is absolutely core to what we do and I guess that tracks straight over to employability. That’s what we are about to a large degree, the sport and success that comes off the back of it is absolutely crucial”.
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…
SuperGrad sports writer Tom Crabb has been speaking to some of the talented sportsplayers participating in today’s BUCS Big Wednesday Trophy Finals, finding out exactly what makes them the driven and successful individuals they are today. We spoke to St. Andrew’s University student Victoria Nicholls, taking part in the fencing finals, which she highlights as “the biggest thing on my calendar”.
As a Graduate, the BUCS Big Wednesday event is a pinnacle point on your calendar and SuperGrad is thrilled to announce that we will be joining BUCS at the Surrey Sports Park for 2014 BUCS Big Wednesday on the 25th and 26th March 2014.
With sports including Netball, Water Polo, Rugby and Lacrosse to name but a few, this much anticipated event hosts the finals for both the prestigious BUCS Trophy and coveted BUCS Championship titles, with institutions from all over the country coming together to compete.