With the jobs market more competitive than ever, it’s important for every young person to find a way to get ahead. Going to university and studying for a degree could do just that, and 92.7% of all BU first degree graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019/20).
Having a degree can also mean that you are paid more over the duration of your working life than those who haven’t been to university. Figures published in the Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2021 show that the median graduate salary (£36,000) was £10,000 more than the median non-graduate salary.
However, we know that it’s not just about the degree you graduate with, but the experience you gain as well. This is why we offer every one of our undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their degree.
As a result, 90% of our graduates have relevant work experience when they leave us, helping them stand out from other graduates to prospective employers. You can take a look at what some of our graduates have achieved in the news section.
We have a Careers & Employability Service to help our graduates hunt for jobs and to provide them with any additional support they may need to get their career started.