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Is it all about earnings?

The Higher Education Statistics Agency and the University of Warwick release findings on graduate salaries

Readers who are familiar with the initialism QTWTAIN will know that it stands for ‘questions to which the answer is no’. It is shorthand for a technique generally used by headline-writers who are employing an eroteme—such as the one atop today’s Playbook—to avoid confronting nuance and legal trickiness.

Of course graduate earnings are a terrible metric for gauging success. Apart from anything else, there are only so many ballerinas we can retrain to work in “cyber” in a bid to boost average salaries without ripping the UK’s cultural heart from its already ailing body. No. Salaries are not a good metric for success or, indeed, importance.

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