ONE IN THREE FEELS GOVERNMENT HASN’T DONE ENOUGH DURING RECESSION
Fresh research shows that a third of students feel the government should have done more to help graduates find jobs during the recession – and a quarter don’t expect the situation to improve if a Conservative government is elected in May.
The study – published yesterday by graduate market researchers High Fliers – involved interviews with almost 14,000 students from 30 of the UK’s leading universities, including Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Oxford and Cambridge.
The stats show that more students are leaning right than left – 30% plan to vote Tory, 21% Labour and 19% Lib Dem.
Despite the economic gloom, many students remain upbeat about their earning potential. Those planning to vote Conservative were the most confident – they expect a starting salary of £22,900, rising to £40,800 after five years.
By the time they hit 30, one in five expects to be bringing home more than £100,000.