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University for all?

A campaign launches in the UK today which encourages school leavers, and particularly their parents, to think about alternatives to the “automatic” choice of a university degree course.

The campaign by the Edge Foundation suggests that whilst university may well be the best option for many young people, others may be better advised to get into the workplace and start developing their careers at age 18.

“Our campaign is encouraging parents to stop and reassess their own prejudices, listen to what interests their children and discuss all their options with them,” said Andy Powell, the chief executive of Edge, ”

It is certainly a campaign that resonates with me.

The Edge Foundation is funded by the proceeds of the sale of the awarding body Edexcel to Pearson plc a few of years ago. After the sale, the Edexcel Fondation was formed to campaign for greater recognition of the part that vocational education can play. The foundation changed its name to The Edge in 2004.

There’s a story in today’s Guardian along with a link to the TV ad that is also launching today.

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