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Queen’s student employability rate increases

28/07/2017


The number of Queen's students in employment or further study six months after graduation has risen to 94.4%.

The latest employment indicator released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows an increase from last year's figure of 93.5% for full-time, first degree, UK-domiciled leavers at Queen's.

Speaking about the increase, Trevor Johnston, Head of Employer Engagement at Queen's, said: “Ensuring our students are equipped with the skills and attributes necessary to secure employment and support the growth of the knowledge economy is a key priority for Queen's. A key part of this is ensuring that employability-related skills are embedded in all our programmes.

"In 2016, the University took a transformational step, revising its academic year structure to embed employability for all undergraduate students through the introduction of Development Weeks, which provide the opportunity within the academic year for students to engage in a wide range of employability activities. This new initiative was piloted in 2016-17 and will be part of the academic year structure for all students enrolling on an undergraduate programme from September 2017."

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