4th April 2001




Nine out of ten students who graduate from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside find work within six months, according to new official government statistics.


The first ever university performance indicators covering employment data show that 92% of ULH graduates have a job or are continuing their studies after six months.


The performance indicators, which are published today by HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England), set a benchmark for universities to achieve.


The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s benchmark is 92%, which means that the employability of its graduates is exactly in line with government expectations.


“Our mission is to provide our students with the best life and employment prospects, and these latest official figures demonstrate that we are delivering on what we’ve promised,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry.


“Our courses have an outstanding  reputation in industry and commerce for their usefulness and vocational relevance, and we know from experience that the majority of our graduates are able to find work in even the most competitive sectors.”


Nationally the data show that, six months after graduation, 68.4% of full-time first degree students who graduated in 2000 are employed, 19.2% are undertaking further

study and only 6% are unemployed.


The data relate to students who completed degree courses in 1999-2000 and who responded to the First Destination survey.


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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


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