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A University that means business


Graduates report record high employability University of Wolverhampton students are among the most employable in the UK, after a new report revealed a record number are going into jobs or further study. The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey is a national annual survey of recent graduates who are contacted six months after completing their studies to determine their employment status.

University awarded Business of the Year The University of Wolverhampton was recognised for its ‘truly outstanding’ contribution to the region when staff picked up the Express & Star Business of the Year award at this year’s high profile awards ceremony.

to improve education and opportunities for communities across the West Midlands, not least through its biggest ever investment programme Our Vision, Your Opportunity.

Stewart Towe, Chairman of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The University’s £250 million investment plan is a vote of confidence in the Black Country’s economic future. The Black Country LEP looks With an annual turnover of more than £250 forward to working in partnership with the million, 2,500 staff and almost 20,000 students, University to maximise the growth potential of the University makes a substantial impact on the this investment.” local economy. Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor of the The University – which was shortlisted for two University, said: “Our focus over the coming categories, Business of the Year and Best Use of years will be on students and skills to ensure Technology – was particularly praised for that we continue to have an influential presence its innovative business partnerships and work in the region for years to come.”


Overall, 96% of the University’s Class of 2015 were in work or further study – outperforming the UK average for all universities and a record high for the University. The report, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), also shows that Wolverhampton students are supporting the regional economy with 80% working in the West Midlands after graduation. The majority of our students go into graduate level jobs with 66% employed in professional or managerial roles, 63% reporting earnings of £15,000 to £29,999 and a further 16% earning £30,000 to £59,999.

Knowledge News Summer 2016  

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