NUMBERS OF UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON GRADUATES FINDING JOBS OR MOVING INTO FURTHER STUDY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH
The number of University of Brighton graduates finding work or moving on to further study after completing their studies has hit its highest ever level.
According to the latest annual figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, more than nine out of ten graduates who completed their first degree in 2014-15 were in employment or further study, with over 70 percent employed at a managerial and professional level.
Two-thirds of courses across a wide range of disciplines achieved the same or higher figures than last year.
Commenting on the figures, Professor Chris Pole, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton, said: “The University of Brighton works hard to ensure that its students leave ready to pursue their careers. In the current economic climate it is fantastic to see nearly 93 percent of them in work or further study within six months of graduating.
“These continued increases have been made possible by close co-operation between academic and support staff working with our Careers Service to embed employability skills into our courses.
“We are immensely proud of our students and will continue to do everything we can to ensure that our practice-based approach to teaching allows all of them to fulfil their potential.”
Over the past year the University has taken a number of steps to support the employability of its students. These included gaining Creative Industry Skillset accreditation for its TV and Broadcast courses and expanding its Momentum scheme, which allows students to have 1:1 mentoring and support from a local employer or professional.