Tagged: degrees

University Students prefer Arts over Science - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 23, 2012

An article which appeared in this weekend’s Sunday Star Times and also on Stuff (here) describes how, despite a tight job market, twice as many students are studying creative arts as information technology, with more than a third of university students choosing to study society, cultural or creative arts subjects. This is compared to only 6% of students studying … Read More

science and health degrees earn graduates more - Guest Work

Peter Griffin Jan 03, 2010

The Sunday Star Times has compiled a table (see below) of university degrees and what graduates from these degrees can expect to earn after a year and three years in the workforce respectively. Not surprisingly, science, health and engineering graduates have much better earning potential than those working in tourism, architecture, agriculture, sports, creative arts and teaching. However, what … Read More

Fees or deposits for undergraduate university degree courses? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 06, 2009

When the government moved to "full-cost" course fees for undergraduate university courses, I felt it was an heavy-handed solution and wondered if a deposit scheme might have been a wiser starting point. (For any readers wandering in from overseas, I'm speaking of New Zealand (NZ) universities, but my general thoughts may still be worth considering?) … Read More