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95% of our graduates in employment or further study

7 Jul 2017 11:45AM

The University of Suffolk continues to build on its impressive graduate employment record.

Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) measure the number of full-time graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation.

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) statistics show that the University scored 94.5% for the 2015/16 student cohort, a score that sees an improvement on previous years and places Suffolk above the national average and well ahead of many established institutions.

A “tremendously satisfying” result

“Career development and employability are at the heart of the University’s mission to prepare students for a world where change is the only constant,” said Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, Deputy Vice-Chancellor. “The ability to change, evolve, succeed, and change again, is the marker of long-term success and the hallmark of a Suffolk graduate.

“This is a tremendously satisfying outcome for the University. It demonstrates the dedication of our staff, the quality of our graduates, the strong connections we have with local, regional and international employers, and the distinctive style of education we offer at Suffolk. 

“Our courses are designed with employability in mind, and our students are encouraged to get involved in as many extracurricular activities as possible to enhance their employability.

“This result reflects our commitment to students and the positive impact we have on our communities. We are delighted.”

Building on last year’s success

This year’s score of 94.5% is a 2.2% rise in graduate prospects, with previous years’ scores already well above the 90% mark. This puts the University 0.2% higher than the national average. 


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