6 July 2017

University of Hertfordshire graduates have once again recorded employment rates of over 96% which puts them highest in the east of England region - outperforming several Russell Group Universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

96.1% of University of Hertfordshire students are in work or further study six months after graduating, according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey; well above the national average for the UK (94.3%).

Four of the University’s Schools achieved employment rates of above 96.1% - Life and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Education and the School of Health and Social Work which scored an impressive 99.6%.

The survey, conducted by the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), revealed in its UK Performance Indicators for Employment 2015/2016 that the University of Hertfordshire is now ranked 21st out of 125 universities in the UK (for universities with over 500 students).

Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire said:

“I am delighted to see that the employment rate of our graduates remains so high. The University is committed to giving our students the skills they need to succeed in the global marketplace and it’s a credit to our staff and the students themselves that they graduate as confident, experienced and highly employable individuals.”

The survey provides information on the activities of UK, full time, first degree graduates, approximately six months after qualifying from any university or higher education institution in the UK.