'Start them young' with careers advice

22nd July 2011 at 01:00

Primary schools should start offering advice about university and career options to pupils at the ages of 10 and 11, a report released yesterday said. The document, published by Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes, also recommended that a national scholarship scheme should be offered to every school and college in the country. Mr Hughes, in his capacity as advocate for access to education, said: "The message I have heard from young people around the country is clear: we need better careers advice, starting early, and with parents as well as students given better information about going to university."

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