Staffordshire University graduates are most employable

"We believe our strategy to incorporate employability into all teaching modules is having a positive impact. We deliver a range of activities to support employability and enterprise including the option of a guaranteed work experience, volunteering and real world projects."

Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes

Graduates from Staffordshire University are among the most employable in the UK according to newly published data.

The University significantly improved its performance in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) in terms of the number of students employed or in further study.

This shows that 97.5 per cent of students who graduated from Staffordshire University last summer are employed or in further study.

The DLHE Survey is a national survey carried out each year. Graduates are contacted by universities six months after completion of their studies, on behalf of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), to find out their employment status.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes said: “We believe our strategy to incorporate employability into all teaching modules is having a positive impact. We deliver a range of activities to support employability and enterprise including the option of a guaranteed work experience, volunteering and real world projects. By continuing to build on this activity we are confident that our employability results will remain strong.”

Staffordshire University is also celebrating a 'silver' award for its learning and teaching in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) announced recently.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes said: “Taken together, and a week before our annual Graduation Ceremonies, this confirms that the University is performing well – both in terms of our teaching excellence and what our talented graduates go on to achieve.”

“We believe this will enable us to grow and deliver on our ambitions to be a great connected regional university. We are delighted with our performance in the TEF and DLHE which gives prospective students two more reasons to choose a course at Staffordshire University.”
 

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