Thursday 4 July 2013
The University of Northampton are pleased to announce that the University has once again been revealed as a leading University for student employability in the 2013 Destination of Higher Education Leavers data released today.
For the second year running the University has a student employability rate of 96 per cent. Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford said: “Our employability figure remains strong at 96 per cent. This is great news for the University and for all our students; whether new graduates, undergraduates or those still contemplating their further education options in this challenging economic climate.
“The Destination of Higher Education Leavers Statistics once again recognises our commitment to the employability prospects of our graduates. We know that our graduates leave us with more than just great qualifications in their chosen field; now we have the statistics to prove that.
“Our University Centre for Employability and Engagement helps our students develop their employability skills, through placements and internship opportunities; as well as working with students to develop their confidence and work place competence to give them a competitive edge in their chosen industry.”
The University has also furthered its commitment to employability through its recent partnership with the local football and rugby teams. These partnerships offer students even more workplace opportunities and internships, which will give them a real competitive edge over other candidates when entering the workplace, as well as building on the University’s links with the local community.
In recent months the University of Northampton has seen a significant rise in league table positions across the board and become an Ashoka U ‘Changemaker Campus’, one of only 22 in the world, in recognition of its work with Social Enterprise.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher education. It was set up by agreement between the relevant government departments, the higher education funding councils and the universities and colleges in 1993, following the White Paper “Higher Education: a new framework”, which called for more coherence in HE statistics, and the 1992 Higher and Further Education Acts, which established an integrated higher education system throughout the United Kingdom.