Employability

More Aber graduates getting jobs

New figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) show that the number of Aberystwyth University graduates in work or further study have improved over the past year.

2015 figures, up 2% on the previous year, revealed that 92% of full-time first degree students were either in work or further study within 6 months after graduating. 68.5% of those students were in graduate-level jobs, a 6% increase on the previous year.

Statistics from several of our academic departments showed exceptionally high levels of students entering work or further study, outperforming UK rates for subject employability.

“At Aberystwyth, we work hard to ensure that our students get an exceptional education and experience during their time here. But we’re also very focussed on making sure that they can find good jobs after they graduate,” Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University.

“We have put in place a range of ambitious initiatives to prepare our students for those important first career steps after their degree and these latest figures released by HESA show that our programmes are working effectively for the benefit of Aberystwyth graduates.”

 

  • 100% of Art graduates in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (DLHE 2015)
  • 100% of Law graduates in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (DLHE 2015)
  • 100% of Psychology graduates in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (DLHE 2015)
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  • 100% of Welsh graduates in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (DLHE 2015)

Our continued commitment from campus to career

These upward trends in graduate employability and the University’s employability rating are due, in part, to our ongoing focus and commitment to making sure that our students are prepared for the workplace so that they can enter into a career after they graduate.

To do this we have several innovative and ambitious initiatives in place, including the AberForward and AberTemps initiatives which offer internship opportunities and paid work experience.

We also offer four-year degree schemes with an integrated Year in Industry, giving students a taste of the career path they may want to pursue after graduation.

 

Table of employability rates by subject

Department Percentage in Work or Further Education
Art 100% of undergraduates from the School of Art who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Computer Science 93% of undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Education 95% of undergraduates from the Department of Education who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Geography and Earth Sciences 95% of undergraduates from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
International Politics 92% of undergraduates from the Department of International Politics who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Law 100% of undergraduates from the Aberystwyth Law School who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Management and Business 96% of undergraduates from the Aberystwyth Business School who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Mathematics 94% of undergraduates from the Department of Mathematics who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Modern Languages 96% of undergraduates from the Department of Modern Languages who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Psychology 100% of undergraduates from the Department of Psychology at Aberystwyth University in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
Welsh and Celtic Studies 100% of undergraduates from the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)