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Four out of five 'satisfied' in graduate jobs

Published: Thursday, 27 November 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Students worrying about life after university need not fear – as the majority of university leavers are happy in their graduate jobs, a new study has indicated.

Research conducted by the 1994 group, which comprises of smaller research-based universities, indicates that 80 per cent of graduates are either "very satisfied" or "fairly satisfied" with their jobs three-and-a-half years after graduation.

The report also indicated that research-based universities are seen as providing graduates with a good grounding for life in the workplace.

It stated: "Perceived benefits are brought about by the connection to the university itself, whether because of the national and international reputation the university has obtained or because of the type of academic environment and teaching within which the student will learn."

In another report this week, the National Union of Students (NUS) reported that gaining a graduate job was the main motivation for the majority of university applicants.

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