The number of students graduating from Bournemouth University (BU) and in full-time work or further study after six months has risen to 93.1% compared to last year’s 92.3%, according to the latest Government figures – released by the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).*
Bournemouth University (BU) strives to ensure that students graduate with a wide skillset which benefit them in the workplace. Degrees at BU are geared to professions and so involve significant components of practical and professional knowledge and skills development. All undergraduate students are offered the opportunity to undergo a yearlong work placement, which provides invaluable industry experience. In 2017 BU was ranked by HESA as fourth in the UK and third in Great Britain for the largest number of students undertaking a placement.
David Wakeford, Head of Careers & Employability at BU, stated: “It’s fantastic to see a rise in the number of graduates leaving Bournemouth University and going straight into employment or further study. Employability is something we really focus on at BU, with a range of programmes and support available for students to develop their skills, knowledge and attributes in readiness for their career. Every undergraduate student at Bournemouth University is offered the chance to undergo a placement year, which we know to be a really valuable experience for both our students and graduate recruiters.”
A range of the kind of placements undertaken by BU students can be seen here.
*HESA official figures for Bournemouth University UK-domiciled full-time first degree leavers who were working or studying (or both) six months after completing their studies was 93.1% in 2016/17.