Graduates 'overestimating starting salaries'
University leavers estimate that they will earn around ten per cent more than is actually likely, a study has suggested.
The research, carried out by a PhD student at the University of Southampton, found that some graduates overestimate their starting salaries by as much as £3,000.
John Jerrim, the author of the report, pointed out that this sum is equal to the current annual tuition fee for most university programmes.
He added: "It is vital that students thoroughly research their future employment prospects when going to university, so they can make informed choices about the subject they study and institution they attend.
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To be honest I'm not surprised by this...