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New Employment Data Highlights the Success of University of Gloucestershire Graduates



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New employment data highlights the success of University of Gloucestershire graduates

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University of Gloucestershire graduates are more likely to find employment after graduation new data has revealed.

The university has again performed strongly in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, which looks at the destination of all university students who graduated in the 2014/15 academic year.

It shows 95.0% of Gloucestershire graduates were in employment or further study after leaving the university.  This is better than the national average across all universities of 93.9%.  It is also better than the “benchmark” of performance that would be expected given the university’s subject mix and student profile, which is also 93.9%.

95.0% is an increase from 94.3% the year before. Of that 95%, 76% of graduates were in work compared to a higher education sector average of 72%.  And 4% of university graduates were unemployed, compared with a national average of 5%.

The survey also shows that University of Gloucestershire graduates increasingly believe that their higher education is preparing them well for employment.  In this year’s survey, 77.9% of graduates said they felt they had been prepared “well” or “very well”, compared with 72.4% last year.

The survey also shows the number of graduates choosing to stay in Gloucestershire and start their first job has increased.  Two years ago, 36% of graduates started work in the county and this year this has increased to 40%.

Vice-Chancellor Stephen Marston said: “We are delighted to have sustained strong employment rates in this year’s survey.  We place enormous importance on supporting our students during their studies to build a strong platform for their future careers.  That includes opportunities for placements and work experience, and ensuring our courses have strong links to relevant business and professional networks.  This helps our graduates gain the skills, confidence and experience they need to succeed in the workplace.”

Lisa Barnett has just finished her Business Management degree and has secured a job at the supply chain company Gist.  Lisa said: “The university has helped to prepare me for the working world from day one. The focus on delivering presentations and preparing reports has developed my skills. I completed my placement year as an IT project manager within transport, giving me the opportunity to manage large scale projects before returning to university to complete my degree.

“I started my own company at university, Lisa’s Kitchen, which gave me the chance to pitch for funding and launch a new business.  I will be joining Gist in September as an operations management graduate trainee, and I’m grateful to the university for helping me to secure this amazing job.”

About the University of Gloucestershire

After nearly 200 years of teaching, University of Gloucestershire offers cutting edge facilities in inspirational locations, cradled by the rolling hills of glorious Gloucestershire. We are passionate about what we do, and practising what we preach.Our motto, in spirit and in truth, means turning visions into reality, and in the 21st century we’re setting our sights on improving life chances, challenging unsustainable thinking as well as reducing our environmental footprint.Running on green electricity since 1993, whether it’s a student bus service or extra recycling bins, we constantly aspire to new ways of delivering a sustainable future.We believe in education for all, not just in the classroom, but in how we live our lives.

Established in 1834, the University of Gloucestershire has more than a 175-year history in teaching and education. We have approximately 11,000 students studying at our three campuses in Gloucestershire or through partner colleges both in the UK and overseas. Almost 10% of our student body comprises international students representing 44 countries. With over 100 academic courses there is plenty of choice for our international students.The university is centrally located in the UK and within easy reach of major cities. Conveniently located within an hour of some of Britain’s largest cities, and just two hours from London.  Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford are all less than one hour away.We have three different campuses, each with its own unique style. Whatever your course, your teaching will be located on one campus, but travel between campuses is very easy with the university bus service which links all campuses and the town centres.

University of Gloucestershire Articulation partnerships with Canadian Community Colleges

KOM Consultants is delighted to introduce University of Gloucestershire to the Canadian Community College students seeking degree transfer options in the UK. Convert your Canadian College Diploma into a Bachelor’s Degree at University of Gloucestershire in the UK (England) in as little as 1 Year through KOM Consultants.

Canadian College Diploma holders can complete their Bachelors Honours degree in one year for 3yr Advanced Diplomas or as little as two years for 2yr Diplomas and Associate Degrees.

Community College Transfer Pathways into Bachelors Degree Top-Ups at Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire offers Bachelors degrees in the following key subject areas for students completing 2 year or 3 year year advanced diplomas:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Media and Communications
  • Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport

PROGRESSION AGREEMENTS – Canadian College to University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire has established progression agreements with many Canadian Community Colleges allowing students to complete their degree in England at the University of Gloucestershire. For more information on the latest progression agreements please see your college’s transfer guidance department or contact KOM Consultants. Canadian College applications to the University of Gloucestershire are submitted through KOM Consultants.

Canadian college applications are viewed on a case by case basis. Entry requirements and credit allowance will depend on which course you have taken at college and which degree you are applying for at Gloucestershire.

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