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Aberystwyth Employability on the Rise

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Figures from Aberystwyth University indicate that more students than ever are getting good jobs after graduating.

The latest results released as part of the Higher Education Statistics Agency's annual Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, shows 96.8% of UK and EU full-time first-degree graduates were either in work or in further study six months after graduating.

The data from Aberystwyth University also shows that 78.2% of UK and EU full-time first-degree graduates in employment or further study were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study.

Departments that performed particularly well include Computer Sciences, with 98.2% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating, as well as History and Welsh History (99.4%) and Welsh (100%).

Commenting on the figures Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice Chancellor at Aberystwyth University said: "At Aberystwyth University our aim is to empower students to unlock their own potential and to develop as independent learners in a supportive, inclusive and creative bilingual community. "

"Preparing them for their journey beyond university and with the skills employers are looking for is integral to the experience we provide, as we embed employability skills across our range of programmes, including opportunities for work experience, volunteering, international experience and other transferable skills. All of these elements add to the excellent value of an Aberystwyth University degree, which is reflected in these latest figures published by HESA."