July 15, 2011 9.13 am This story is over 155 months old

Lincoln graduates enjoy employment success

Employable: A high percentage of University of Lincoln graduates enter work within six months of leaving study.

Despite the current economic downturn, a national survey has revealed that those graduating from the University of Lincoln are seeing much improved job prospects.

The findings of the recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) report detail that an impressive 93% of Lincoln graduates (for the academic year ending 2009/10) found work or went on to continue studying within six months of leaving university.

The DLHE report also disclosed that 67% of working Lincoln graduates were in a graduate-level position, a rise of eleven percent over last year, and a figure that’s three percent higher than the national average of 64%.

Statistics from DLHE reports are used to influence the national university league tables, in which the University of Lincoln saw its highest ever ranking this year.

Following the release of this DLHE report, the University of Lincoln’s Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Atherton said:

“The economic downturn of 2007-09 affected graduate job prospects drastically, with fewer vacancies and opportunities.

“The University of Lincoln responded by setting up a major internship scheme and working closely with the Students’ Union on key projects, including a new Job Shop and employability events during induction week, graduation and throughout the academic year.

“This year’s survey of our most recent graduates, year 2009/10, has recorded a significant rise in the proportion of our students securing a graduate level job.

“This is a fantastic achievement that places us in the top 50 for employability.”

The University of Lincoln recently confirmed it would be charging £9,000 per year course fees.