P666 Teletext 666 Oct28 21:50:10           ——————————————————————   UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE   Dear Wendy, I would like to go to university if I do well in my A Levels. Is a degree from one of the newer universities as well recognised as one from an old university? Liz Wendy replies: About two in three employers are substantially influenced by the university attended by someone applying for a job from them. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— Want your career to take off? 655 GEORGE COLE'S SOFTWARE GUIDE 664 50Plus Education (fletext Today Careers
P666 Teletext 666 Oct28 21:40:00           ——————————————————————   UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE   Wendy replies: The quality of previous recruits, course content and dealings with careers staff at the university are among the main reasons employers give for favouring one over another. There doesn't appear to be a premier league of universities favoured over the new. In the end employers look for good degree classification, A level results and communication skills when selecting people for degree level jobs ——————————————————————————————————2/3—— Got an education query? Write to: Wendy Berliner, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT 50Plus Education Teletext Today Careers
P666 Teletext 666 Oct28 21:40:00           ——————————————————————   UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE   Wendy replies: There are some big firms, particularly in professions like law, which have traditionally recruited graduates from famous old universities and continue to do so because they are satisfied with the standard of applicant. But there are also big employers, particularly in industry, who look to new universities because they have the specialist courses which produce the graduates they need. ——————————————————————————————————3/3—— Got an education query? Write to: Wendy Berliner, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT 50Plus Education Teletext Today Careers