Lincoln’s Bishop Grosseteste University tops employability league table

Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln has landed the number two spot for employable graduates against universities across the country.

Some 98 graduates out of every 100 who leave BGU following their first degree are in full-time employment or further study six months after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey published by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

Figures published on Thursday, July 2 revealed Bishop Grosseteste’s results rose from 96.5% in 2012/13 to 98.1% for 2013/14, putting it second in the UK league table (after the Royal Agricultural University) for the job prospects of its first degree graduates.

There were 400 respondents from an eligible population of 520.

The national average for all UK universities is 93.2%.

Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University said: “This outstanding ranking is fantastic news for our graduates as it shows that they are ready and ideally prepared for the workplace when they leave BGU.

“We work very hard to ensure that our degree courses are career-focused and most of them incorporate a professional work placement during the period of study.

“A good example is our new Team Entrepreneurship degree programme starting this autumn which will require students to set up their own business while on the course.”

The University of Lincoln’s student employability figure for the same period was 92.5% from 2,170 respondents.