University to refund law graduates if they don’t get a job
As if they don’t have it good enough
Jammy grads at one UK uni will get £7000 of their degree cost back if they’re still unemployed after nine months.
In a bold attempt to “shake up” the legal sector, the University of Law in Guildford has made the money back guarantee following their 97 per cent graduate employment rate.
Far from helping out humanity students, who often find themselves struggling for work, the uni is helping those who need it most after graduation: Law students.
They plan to refund half the total tuition fees of any student that fails to land a job nine months after graduating.
Back in the good old days when University was reserved for the rich and the intellectual elite, getting a degree at the end of your uni tenure made you hot stuff as far employers were concerned.
Yet as the dark forces of equality and educational opportunities for all began to seep through our society, more and more people found that higher education was an option.
This is obviously a good thing, but means for many of us getting a job is more difficult than ever.
ULaws CEO, David Johnston, spoke on how students today expect more than a degree at the end of their university careers, describing higher education as an investment we want a return on.
He said: “For law graduates, this means one thing: securing a training contract or a full-time job upon graduation.
“Our experience in training highly-skilled law practitioners gives us the confidence and the assurance that our graduates will be in employment within nine months.”
Given that 97 per cent of ULaw graduates are employed within nine months of graduation, it seems to be a pretty safe investment on Mr Johnston’s part.
And they’re not the only uni to try and give us better value for money.
Back in January the University of the West of Scotland announced it would look at some form of rebate system for students who didn’t finish their degrees.
At the time, UWS principal, Professor Craig Mahoney, said the UK’s publicly-funded universities must embrace “radical change” to survive.
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