Friday, March 06, 2009

Stripping To Stop Brain Drain

I'm serious:

On Monday, Page 3 girl Rhian and male model Matt Peacock will be parading through Manchester’s universities dressed only in application forms which students will have to rip off. The more the students take, the more flesh will be on display. ...

... The scheme is funded by Manchester City Council, the NorthWest Regional Development Agency and the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts.

Organisers are now saying there has been so much interest in the project from North West businesses that those who make the top 50 shortlist but fall at the final hurdle will still get the chance to meet prospective employers and talk their way into a job.

The graduate programme has been designed to prevent the ‘brain drain’ that sees Manchester’s top creative talent leave the city for London or New York.

You are welcome, Cleveland Plus.

Update: The publicity stunt is canceled.

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