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What skills do employers want?
‘Soft skills’ like communication and teamworking are more important than technical knowledge for getting a job.

Should student debt be sold to universities?
Ministers are discussing changing the student loans system so that graduates' repayments go to their universities.

How do we make first impressions?
Scientists have identified the facial features that instantly influence other people’s judgments.

Why is student debt rising fastest in Scotland?
Scottish students borrowed £160 million more in 2013-14 than the year before.

Are young people getting good careers advice?
Many teenagers are worried that they don’t have the right information about their future job choices.

UCAS reply deadline: 24 July
Some university applicants need to reply to their offers today.

Payday loans aren't for birthday parties
A loan company's advert suggesting that borrowing money could improve your birthday has been banned.

Student loans privatization cancelled
The plan to sell off some student debt has been scrapped by the government.

Can tired people be trusted?
Research suggests that disrupting your natural sleep cycle can make you more likely to lie or cheat.

Can student unions reduce tuition fees?
A study in South Korea suggests that even the most active student unions struggle to stop tuition fees from rising.