Universities should do more to help students learn languages while studying, says Settit Beyene.
With 48 applications for each graduate job vacancy and 2:1 degrees being handed out faster than free condoms at freshers' fair, it's no surprise that students are throwing themselves into internships and voluntary work. But given the lack of bilingual English graduates, is learning a language an alternative way to stand out?
Rarely have international students in the UK had so much media attention. Public debates over funding for UK universities alongside government pledges on controlling net migration have rendered international higher education a hot topic.