ABER UNIVERSITY GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RATES CONTINUE TO RISE

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

Cambrian News reported “Latest figures show that 96.8 per cent 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 last month 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 per cent 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 per cent 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 per cent of their 2017 graduates in work or further study six months after completing their course with History and Welsh History at 99.4 per cent and Computer Science at 98.2 per cent.

Furthermore, 13 departments at Aberystwyth University have outperformed the sector average for numbers entering work or further study” here.

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