Leeds’ graduate employment rates improve

Figures for 2009/10 university leavers show that 92.6% of Leeds graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduating, an improvement on the previous year.

The number in graduate-level jobs also increased - by 7% compared to 2008/09.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has published its Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2009/10 report, which covers 165 UK higher education institutions.

Some of the key findings of the report include:

  • A higher proportion of graduates than in previous years had found employment within 6 months
  • Fewer had gone on to further study
  • Of those employed, fewer were in part-time employment, and more were self-employed
  • Of those who did go on to further study, a higher proportion were studying for professional qualifications

Read more about the HESA report and download a copy.

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