Students with degrees from Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln are among the most employable in the country, according to new figures published yesterday (Thursday).

BGU is the fifth best university in England for the proportion of graduates who are employed or in further study six months after graduating.

The latest DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey published by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, shows that 96.5% of Bishop Grosseteste University graduates had found a job or were continuing their studies in 2012/13.

This compares to a national average across England of 91.9%.

"We are very pleased with the latest results of this important survey, which is an indicator of how well universities are preparing their students for the world of work," said the Reverend Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University.

"Many of our degree courses are career-focused and most incorporate a professional work placement during the period of study.

"As a result we know from employers that our graduates leave BGU well equipped for a career and in possession of the necessary skills and knowledge."

The DLHE data are just the latest to demonstrate Bishop Grosseteste University's employability track record. The Which? University Guide currently ranks BGU fifth in England for graduate prospects and lists BGU as having the highest average graduate salary in the East Midlands.

The DLHE figures were published yesterday by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, and can be found at:

4th July 2014