Fantastic employability data for SUMS

— 23.09.16

by Jody Dalton

New figures released by the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey reflect the Management School’s commitment to building the employability of its undergraduates.

Of our most recent UK graduates, who were the first cohort to benefit from our investment in the dedicated Employability Hub for all three years of their study, 84% are engaged in activities for which their degree is an essential requirement.

A huge 95% have experienced positive outcomes, which relates to graduates in any positive activity six months after graduation.

This year has seen significant gains in the DLHE data for the Management School. On these results, Employability Manager for the Management School, Merryn McGregor, said: “It’s gratifying to see that our efforts and investment are paying off. The past three years has seen a more focused and one-to-one approach to employability for our undergraduates and that’s shown in the DLHE figures.

“In September we introduce a programme for undergraduates called Futures First, developed with members of our Advisory Board, which will get our students talking about their graduate prospects from day one at the Management School. We can’t wait to see the impact it has on their long-term employability.”

Prof Paul Latreille, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching at the Management School, said: “Balancing employability priorities our students while maintaining a rigorous research base in learning isn’t easy – but we’ve done it here. Our formula obviously works for business and accounting students and we’ll continue to build on our offer to secure equally competitive scores in the future.”


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