Graduate job prospects depend on alma mater – Study

A fifth of students are unemployed six months after graduating from some British universities, figures show. Amid stiff competition for graduate jobs, they fail to get work despite studying for three years and building up debts, reports Sarah Harris for the Daily Mail.

Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that the chances of landing a job vary considerably among institutions. Fourteen universities have graduate unemployment rates above 15%. Some students are around 10 times more likely to be left unemployed than those graduating from other, mainstream degree courses.

At London South Bank University, 22.6% of students were not working or embarking on further study six months after graduating last summer, figures from the agency show. The graduate unemployment rate stood at 20.6% at the University of East London and 18.9% at the University of Bolton. The national average was 9.2%.
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