chapter  14
Higher education, IT and industry Introduction 148; Historical view 149; Masters conversion courses 149; Employment 150; Gender 151; Answering our critics 152; Graduates’ views 153; Inside our universities 154; Support to lobby for 154; Possible action 155; Summary 156;
ByGillian Lovegrove
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Many people have strong views about higher education (HE) courses, the graduates they produce and their suitability for industry. Currently, HE produces around 14,300 first-degree graduates in computer science each year, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA 2003), most of whom find jobs without difficulty. But is the real picture so rosy?