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Twenty-seven percent leap in number of LSBU students securing graduate level positions

25 June 2015
DLHE students graduate 2015

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey reveals a huge increase in the number of LSBU students securing professional roles after graduating

New figures show that 75% of London South Bank University (LSBU) graduates who responded to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey were in a professional and/or managerial role just six months after graduating. The figure represents almost a 27% increase from last year's results.

Of the graduates who responded, over 90% recorded they were in work, further study or both. Popular career destinations for LSBU graduates included nursing, social work, teaching and architecture.

Graduates from LSBU also benefited from generous salaries. The survey revealed that the average salary of LSBU graduates is £28,900 per year.

Over 90% of graduates from LSBU's School of Health and Social Care were in graduate level positions within six months of graduating and earned an average salary of £28,000 per year.

The DLHE survey collects data from across the UK and provides information on the activities of leavers from higher education approximately six months after graduation.

Professor David Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor at LSBU, said: "We give students the skills that employers want, and this survey is proof of that. LSBU's teaching content is built around the intelligence we gather from employers, current trends and from the University's own highly applied research.

"Our staff have strong connections with industry which has allowed us to significantly increase our placement and internship programme and help enhance our students' learning experience. These, coupled with the creation of our new centre for student support and employability, are key contributors to this increase in graduate outcomes. The improvements highlighted have allowed us to reclaim our position as one of the premier universities for graduate careers."

 
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