5 July 2012
million+: universities remain key path to employment
million+ welcomes the news that 90.3% of full-time, first degree leavers from 2010/11 were in employment and/or further study six months after graduation, as reported by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) today.
Professor Patrick McGhee, million+ chair said: “It’s clear that at a time of high unemployment studying for a degree is still a very good way of getting a job. Modern universities offer a very wide range of programmes and welcome people of all ages including those who want to study part-time. There is still time for people to find out how they could start studying for a degree in the autumn to help them get the job they want in the future.”
Notes to editors:
- million+ is a leading university think-tank, working to solve the complex problems in higher education www.millionplus.ac.uk. For more information please contact Drew Lindon on 0207 717 1655 or 07900 277819.
- The HESA statistics can be found on www.hesa.ac.uk/pi, with detailed statistics on the destination of leavers at www.hesa.ac.uk/pis/emp.