AT least one university course matches the reality of working life.

Twin students Matthew and Jeffrey Postlethwaite have had to set up two businesses as part of their enterprise development degree course at the University of Huddersfield.

And if they don’t do it, they’ve no chance of graduating.

Both have innovative plans and it will be fascinating to see how well they do.

Many employers feel that university courses bear little resemblance to life beyond the academic walls.

It’s important now more than ever before that degrees are geared up to providing students with exactly the right skills they and employers need.

After all, from next year the students will be paying a fortune for their course fees and perhaps we will see them more in tune with making sure they are getting value for money.

If they don’t get a good job, they won’t be repaying their fees.

That awareness must now start before students select their courses and the pressure will be on universities to deliver what students want and need for their future careers.

Those that don’t meet the grade will surely struggle.