24th January 2000

POSTGRAD STUDENTS CRACK THE JOBS MARKET

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside comes top of the league when it comes to postgraduates finding jobs.

 

A new league table published in The Guardian over the weekend showed that all the university’s postgraduate students found work within six months of leaving in 1998.

 

With an employment rate of 100% ULH came joint top of the table alongside the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and the University of Wales, Lampeter.

 

Near the bottom were the University of Durham as well as ‘new’ universities such as Coventry, Teesside and Glasgow Caledonian.

 

In 1998 (the most recent year for which figures are available) the national average employment rate for postgraduates from UK universities was 68.5%.

 

“Part of our mission is to equip our students with the best life and employment prospects, and these latest figures confirm that we are achieving that,” commented university spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“We may not have the largest body of postgraduate students on campus, but this year we have well over 1,100 and it is to the credit of both our students and our staff that virtually none of them have any difficulty in finding a job after they leave us.”

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk