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.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.