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Norwich graduates have 'good prospects'
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Life after graduation
New figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that graduate job prospects in Norwich are better than in the university towns of Oxford and Cambridge.
Some 93.7 per cent of those with degrees from the University of East Anglia went on to find a graduate job in 2007-08, compared to Oxford and Cambridge university leavers, of which 92.2 per cent and 91.8 per cent respectively found employment.
According to the Norwich Evening News, the city's University College of the Arts also had 81.7 per cent of its students going onto further education or a graduate job.
A spokeswoman from the University of East Anglia told the newspaper: "We work hard to ensure that our students not only gain an excellent grounding in the subject area that they choose, but also in the study skills needed in today's world of work."
Recent reports in the newspaper claimed that the expansion of Achor International, a green company in Norwich, could provide more than 20 graduate jobs in the area over the rest of the year.