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ARU is first in the East for graduate employment

Published: 30 July 2021 at 10:30

Lord Ashcroft Building in Chelmsford

Graduate Outcomes Survey shows high numbers in work despite Covid-19

Anglia Ruskin University is first in the East of England for the number of UK undergraduates in full-time employment, and is the largest supplier of graduates to the human health and social work sector in the UK, according to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)*.

The 2021 GOS figures, published this week, found the proportion of ARU’s UK undergraduates that were in full-time work 15 months after finishing their course ranked in the top 25 of mainstream institutions in England, and first in the region.

Around 700 of ARU undergraduates who graduated in 2018/19 secured paid employment in human health and social work, making ARU the largest supplier of graduates to the sector in the UK.

ARU is also ranked in the top 10 in the country** for graduates who agreed they were using what they learned in their studies.

Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of ARU, said:

“This cohort of students, who were surveyed while in the midst of a global pandemic, should be very proud of everything they have achieved despite all the challenges they have faced since graduating.

“Our university strategy puts students at the heart of ARU, and we define our success by the impact we have on the lives of our students and the communities we serve. We are particularly delighted to have provided so many key workers at such a critical time. 
“I am extremely proud of all our graduates for their hard work and their success, and these new employment figures show that their ARU education is having a positive influence on their lives.”


*Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data

**Country refers to mainstream Higher Education Institutions in England, excluding specialist institutions and those with fewer than 500 students.