How to futureproof your kids – the teenage years By Harry de Quetteville How to futureproof your kids INTRODUCTION EARLY EDUCATION CAREER CHOICES MENTAL HEALTH PHYSICAL HEALTH FINANCE When you were younger, university was either free or cheap, and the wisdom of accepting an offer was largely beyond doubt. Today, the equation facing our teenagers is more complicated – and the last thing they want to hear is how it was different in your day. It’s time to swot up on the futureproof approach to leaving home 28 JULY 2018 • 8:51 AM BST Has your child chosen which A-Levels to study? Booked their place at university? Are you, in the back of your mind, thinking about what kind of work would suit them, remembering how you, after a certain undergraduate haze, grabbed a degree and emerged to pursue a career which closely resembles – 20 or 30 years on – the job you are doing today? We parents are marvellous … [Read more...] about How to futureproof your kids – the teenage years
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THE best paid jobs aren't always easy to come-by. So undertaking one of these lucrative university courses could make you rich. By Sophie Roberts / Published 25th July 2018 GETTY STUDY UP: These university courses could put you on a lucrative path Applying to university can be a daunting task – especially if you have no idea which degree to take.While some pursue their passions, others follow careers that they think will be the most lucrative.So which uni subjects can make you the most cash? The richest people in HISTORY Amazon's $106bn man Jeff Bezos is still not the richest person ever 1 / 15 AFP/Getty Images Jeff Bezos's $106 billion net worth makes him the world's richest man A recent study revealed which university degrees can stand you in good stead financially.Using data from the Office of National Statistics, it ranked 20 of the most popular courses for British students.Research found that scientific subjects were the best … [Read more...] about Want to be rich? People with THESE university degrees get paid the most
Evan Comen 24/7 Wall Street Published 1:02 p.m. UTC Jun 22, 2018 Once wildly expensive and inaccessible but to the very rich, computers today are one of the most ubiquitous technologies worldwide. Though many personal computers in the early 1970s were much cheaper, the most basic model of an HP 3000 sold for $95,000 in 1972, the equivalent of slightly over half a million in today’s dollars. Today, a brand-new computer costs just a few hundred dollars and has capabilities that in 1972 were in the realm of science fiction. The advent of the personal computer is one of the most important technological developments of the last century. In the early 1970s, the technology improved to the point that personal computers no longer needed to be the size of a car to function. Not all personal computers released in the early 1970s cost as much as the HP 3000. In fact, many became accessible to the public in both cost and size, offering consumers a product that could fit within a small … [Read more...] about How much did a personal computer cost the year you were born?
Students from disadvantaged schools are almost twice as likely to fail to make it past their first year in college than those from fee-paying schools, a new study finds. In all, some 5,800 students – or 14 per cent of all new entrants to third level – did not move on to their second year of their course. The research by the Higher Education Authority shows almost one-in-five students (19 per cent) from Deis or disadvantaged schools did not progress beyond first year. This compared to 10 per cent of students from fee-paying schools. These figures relate to students who began college in the 2014/15 academic year. Overall, a student’s Leaving Cert points are the strongest predictor of their performance in college. Students entering with lower points are much more likely to drop out or fail to complete their course compared to those with higher points. The findings are likely to reignite a debate about whether too many students who are ill-equipped to cope with the … [Read more...] about Poorer students twice as likely to drop out of college in year one
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS Vacancy The Ministry of Internal Affairs invites applications for the following vacant positions in its Employment Division and Local Government and Community Development Division: Post Title: Band Purpose / Requirements Assistant Employment Officer (Database) L ($19490 - $29230) Job Purpose: Managing of the Employment Division Information System and databases provide support and training to staff Requirements: Must hold a University degree in IT, Computer Science or related field from a recognised tertiary institution with no working experience. OR Diploma in ICT within 5 years relevant work experience in ICT related fields. Senior Assistant Secretary K ($23520 - $35280) Job Purpose: Local governance and local development Requirements: Must have a Bachelor Degree in Policy, Social Science, Management or related field from a recognised University with at least 3 years or relevant … [Read more...] about 4417 MIA 2 Vacancies 16