8 Reasons We're in the UK Top 5 for Graduate Employability

According to the 2017 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education report, 96.3% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduation, our best ever result, and putting us in the UK top 5 for graduate employability for univerisities of our size.

Here are some ways that we help our students reach their potential after graduation.

1. We build employable graduates from day one.

Our best-ever employability rate for graduates from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education report is testament to support offered to our students and graduates. From interview skills practice to entrepreneur support, we provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

2. We are the University of Opportunity.

We’re giving our students a great start in their graduate careers, resulting in 69% starting on salaries between £15,000 and £29,999. We are the University of Opportunity.

3. Employability is embedded in our curriculum.

Employability is embedded in our curriculum. Our lecturers provide subject-specific guidance throughout your course to ensure you’re work-ready upon graduation. Not just that, our students’ hard work is being rewarded, with 16% of graduates reporting earnings between £30,000 and £59,999.

4. Our amazing careers support delivers the nation's professionals.

The opportunities and support offered by our Careers, Enterprise and The Workplace teams ensure our graduates stand out from the crowd in a competitive jobs market, with a massive 68.1% entering highly skilled professional or managerial roles.

5. We're investing in the business leaders of tomorrow.

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Our recent investment in our business provision means that our graduates in professional/ managerial roles include the managers, directors, senior officials, professionals and technicians who are shaping today’s economy.

6. Our volunteering opportunities provide added value.

Through volunteering opportunities, our students gain vital experience, skills and confidence. Meanwhile, the 13,283 hours volunteered since September 2016 have contributed a significant amount to the local economy! We’re continuing to embed employability skills through the Enterprise and Employability Awards across all curriculum areas.

 

7. Internships, work experience and placements build the local economy - and you.

 

‌We love our region! And it seems you do too… local employers have experienced the added value of our students and graduates through volunteering, internships and work experience, resulting in a great big 80.7% of our 2016 graduates working/studying in the West Midlands region.

8. We're investing in you.

The five-year Our Vision, Your Opportunity programme is committed to generating £250m of investment by 2020 to improve the student experience through modern, relevant courses and facilities that prepare them for life after graduation. Why not take a tour?