New data published by the Higher Education Statistic Agency (HESA) has found that St Mary’s University, Twickenham has one of the top graduate employability rates in the country.
The HESA data, as reported in The Times and The i, rates St Mary’s as one of the top universities in the country for employability, finding that 98% of St Mary’s graduates are in employment, vocation* or further study within 15 months of graduation.
Speaking of the news, Vice-Chancellor Anthony McClaran said, “I am delighted to see the great outcomes our graduates are achieving. This is a clear endorsement of the quality of the education that St Mary’s delivers for its students and the work of our Employability Service teams in preparing our graduates for the work environment they are entering.
“I wish our graduates all the very best as they start their careers and would like to take this opportunity to remind them they will always have a home here with us on campus to visit or even undertake further study.”
St Mary’s places a special emphasis on career prospects, with its dedicated Employability Services on hand to support students and graduates.
The Centre for Workplace Learning (CWL) supports students in undertaking a work placement as part of their degree. This enables students to gain practical experience, which complements their degree studies and provides networking opportunities to help with gaining graduate employment. The focus of the modules is on developing students’ abilities to reflect on and enhance their own professional practice and to gain an in-depth understanding of the graduate working environment.
St Mary’s Careers Service is also there to support students and graduates find their perfect career. The team are on hand to help with CVs, graduate training schemes, job searches, interview and networking guidance, amongst much more. The team also host a range of career events on campus throughout the year, these give students and graduates to meet face-to-face with employers on campus.
*graduates who are full time carers, are retired or are travelling.