>Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 09:37:23 +1300
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>From: Geoff Lealand <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Media Studies does well
>Dear All: A story in the authoritative UK Financial Times (November 2
>2001) reports that "Media studies - a subject widely attacked as a
>'vacuous' degree - is one of the best qualifications for securing a job
>quickly, according to official figures published today. Researchers
>tracked more than 170,000 students who graduated in 2000 and found that of
>those who took media studies, 76 per cent had found a job in six months.
>Experts say media studies as a degree course was not dismissed by
>employers as a vocational course of limited value but was seen as the "new
>sociology", giving students transferable skills and unusual experience".
>Onwards and upwards ....!!