Aberystwyth University graduate employability rises 6%

THE LATEST statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (released today Thursday 2nd July) indicated an improvement in the employability performance indicator for Aberystwyth University.

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Aberystwyth University Hugh Owen Building. Photo – Tomos Nolan

The Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education Survey 2013/14 shows that the percentage of Aberystwyth University full-time first degree leavers (i.e. full-time undergraduate while at Aberystwyth), who are in work or further study or both, has risen from 85.5% (12/13 statistics) to 91.4%.

This statistic comes at the same time as both Wales and UK-wide improvement, with employability up 1.1% across the UK.

In addition, the proportion of employed Aberystwyth University graduates gaining graduate-level employment has risen by 9% over the figures from last year.

Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University said:

“We are delighted that our employability rating has increased, reflecting both the hard work and enterprise of our graduates, and the commitment of all our staff to the success of our students, both academically and in the workplace.

“We are investing in innovative and strategic student-focused employability initiatives which encompass all our academic Institutes and which I firmly believe are likely to improve our employability ratings still further – these new statistics show that rising employment levels among Aberystwyth University graduates constitute one of the many compelling reasons to choose to study here.”

More on the 2013/14 UK Performance Indicators – Employment of Graduates can be found here.