University’s graduate employment figures continue to rise above the national average

Figures released today by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show that the University of West London’s graduate employment figures have risen to 96% of graduates in employment within six months of graduating*.

This steady increase positions the University in the top 20 for graduate employment rates – 2.8% above the English average of 93.1%, outperforming employability rates of all Russell Group institutions in the UK.

This 96% employability rate further cements UWL’s position as The Career University, and a leading modern university for undergraduate employability where we are joint first out of all multi-faculty Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in London. Additionally, the HESA-set benchmark for Employment Performance Indicators was exceeded by UWL for the tenth consecutive year, this time by a healthy 5%.

*Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL received the rankings listed above when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the guides / surveys cited.

UWL graduates celebrating at graduation

Part-time first degree graduates from UWL also performed strongly, with 99.5% of our graduates in employment, placing the University in 6th place out of all universities in England. 

Professor Peter John, Vice-Chancellor of the University of West London, said, ‘This impressive growth of our employment figures is testament to our career-focused teaching which is tailored to our students’ needs and the employment market. The University’s enviable connections with industry, alongside valuable work placement opportunities, give our students the competitive edge to develop rewarding careers.’

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* 96% of the University of West London’s graduates in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating. These HESA statistics are based on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey of 2013/14 graduates.