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Bishop Grosseteste University graduates are most employable in UK

Published: Sunday, 25 December 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

New statistics from the Department for Education have shown that the Bishop Grosseteste University has the highest proportion of graduates in work or further study three years after graduating.

According to the figures released by the Department for Education, 88% of students who graduated from the university in 2012-13 were either employed or continuing their education a year later.

The study looked at all of the UK’s Russell Group universities, which included the likes of University of Oxford, University College London, University of Cambridge and Durham University.

The figures are the second in a series of higher education data releases from the Department for Education’s new Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset.

BGU – which is one of two public universities in the city of Lincoln, England – was found to have the highest proportion of graduates in work or study across the UK, alongside St George's Hospital Medical School in London, which also had 88% of graduates in employment or further education after a year.

Ahead of the national average

The national average across England for students who graduated in 2012-13 who were in either further education or sustained employment one year after graduating hit 82%.

Whilst still maintaining its position as the highest in the country, the proportion of students for BGU going straight on to work or study has actually decreased over the last ten years.

Closer to 91% of students who had graduated from the university back in 2003-4 found themselves either working or studying.

Despite the figures, the drop off has been expected due to the university now taking on many a lot more students, with statistics showing in 2003-04 there were 235 graduates, while that figure more than doubled to 555 in 2012-13.

In tune with the university’s current growth, they now educate over 2,000 students in subjects ranging from drama to psychology, across a number of levels.

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