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Graduates: University study 'a good idea'

Published: Thursday, 03 July 2008   Category: Life after graduation

The majority of graduates believe their decision to go to university was a good one, a new study has claimed.

According to the Guardian's Grad Facts 2008 survey, which questioned graduates from a range of universities - including both the elite Russell group of research universities and newer, former polytechnic college centres - most university leavers were pleased they did not enter the workplace directly from compulsory education.

Some 91 per cent of Russell group graduates backed their decision to study at degree level, with 82 per cent of graduates from post-1992 universities concurring.

Dr Wendy Piatt, the director general of the Russell group, said the results showed a continuation of last year's findings.

"The National Student Survey in 2007 showed that the Russell group has higher levels of student satisfaction overall compared to the sector as a whole," she stated.

The Russell group comprises of twenty research-intensive universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester and Sheffield.

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