What are the most valuable degrees?
The most valuable degree you can do is economics, and the least valuable is health and social care. At least according to the latest research by the IFS on the impact of Higher Education on future earnings. The table below compares earnings at age 29 of female graduates compared to non graduates for different subject…
How much more will I earn if I do a degree?
At age 29 male graduates earn £13K more per year than those with 5*-Cs without a degree while women earn £10K per annum more. Look at another way, this means that a degree should pay for itself after just four years if you’re a woman, and three years if your a man… I calculated these…
Rich House, Poor House – Spreading the Myth of Meritocracy
In this Channel 5 series, one family in the ‘wealthiest 10%’ of Britain swap lives for a week with a family in the ‘poorest 10% of Britain’. As I see it this programme performs an ‘ideological control function’ – spreading the myth of meritocracy. They two families swap houses, budgets and leisure-timetables for a week…