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Aberystwyth graduate employability continues to rise

More Aberystwyth University students are getting good jobs after graduating than ever before.

Latest figures show that 96.8% of UK/EU full time first degree Aberystwyth graduates were either in work or further study six months after graduating in July 2017.

The results released on Thursday 28 June 2018 as part of the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s annual Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey places Aberystwyth 2.2 percentage points ahead of the overall sector average.

The survey also shows that 99% of Aberystwyth graduates who studied some part of their course through the medium of Welsh were found to be in employment or further study six months after completing their course.

Aberystwyth’s data also shows that 78.2% of UK/EU full-time first degree Aberystwyth graduates in employment or further study were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study.

There are some notable performances amongst individual academic departments at Aberystwyth University.

Welsh saw 100% of their 2017 graduates in work or further study six months after completing their course with History and Welsh History at 99.4% and Computer Science at 98.2%.

Furthermore, thirteen departments at Aberystwyth University have out-performed the sector average for numbers entering work or further study.

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice Chancellor at Aberystwyth University said:

“At Aberystwyth University our aim is to empower students to unlock their own potential and to develop as independent learners in a supportive, inclusive and creative bilingual community. Preparing them for their journey beyond university and with the skills employers are looking for is integral to the experience we provide, as we embed employability skills across our range of programmes, including opportunities for work experience, volunteering, international experience and other transferable skills. All of these elements add to the excellent value of an Aberystwyth University degree, which is reflected in these latest figures published by HESA.”