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A tough one, but lets be honest, the road to becoming an RIBA registered architects is one single route. SO inevitably, there is going to be a shortage of jobs for students, part one is effectively an art and design based degree, so there is no reason why students couldn't apply for jobs in a variety of different design fields, in fact there is no real reason why if you have studied a design based degree, you cant take on a part 2 degree. The old argument that to become a doctor you can take a variety of paths to your chosen goal is applicable here. RIBA on a whole is too old fashioned, and this has led to bottle neck of students either graduating, or looking for placements - change the parameters, and guarantee this will change!