Degree of chagrin

22nd December 2006 at 00:00
A third of graduates believe they chose the wrong degree course, a survey for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found. Six years after graduation, the cost of living and debts mean thousands still cannot afford to start saving for their retirement or consider having children.

Those who graduated in 2000 now typically earn salaries of about pound;27,900. But about a quarter of those who left university last year think they would have been better advised to study a more scientific or technical course.

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