I sat and overheard some new graduate friends grabbing a bite at my favorite Thai food spot in Kilburn.
As they were all speaking one shouted:
...We got good unique degree´s from a top university, yet here we still are unemployed...
Another said... I mean I did read the employment outcomes statistics on the university website before joining and it was fairly high...but then that could be someone getting a job as a barista in Starbucks, right?
Another recent graduate told me she has applied to hundreds of jobs, with no luck securing anything yet, oh well at least my parents are happy I got a degree.
Will this be the generation which finally realises a degree itself no longer brings golden handshakes and people fighting for their attention.
Finally, COVID is the last straw on the camels back which will break and bring a new dawn for Higher Education and employment outcomes.
Will this be the generation who when they have kids, finally advise against doing a degree?